Hunger and Our Communities: Organization Highlight

In this season of giving, our Feeding City team seeks to highlight and appreciate the tremendous work of just a few of the many food supports organizations that serve a wide range of communities and vulnerable groups that face hunger and food insecurity. An estimated 6,000 new clients accessed food banks in Toronto in JuneContinue reading “Hunger and Our Communities: Organization Highlight”

Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST

Thinking Outside of the Donation Box:  Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada   Thurs. Dec. 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST A message from Trent University: As we near the 40th anniversary of food banking in Canada, food insecurity is only growing. The most Canadians ever, 4.4 million, were living with foodContinue reading “Event Highlight: Thinking Outside of the Donation Box: Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada. Thursday December 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST”

Media Highlight: Toronto-wide Socially Distanced Food Drive: December 5

On December 5ᵗʰ at 10am, residents of Toronto are invited to leave a non-perishable food item on their doorstep (clearly marked for Toronto Miracle). They will first need to register (takes 20 seconds) at: https://www.torontomiracle.org/donate. Volunteers will collect these donations from those addresses and redistribute to those in need in the community. Its goal is toContinue reading “Media Highlight: Toronto-wide Socially Distanced Food Drive: December 5”

Media Highlight: Community Gardening during the Pandemic

For Maryama Ahmed, being a community gardener is more than just having access to fresh produce. https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9967883-community-gardens-in-north-york-grow-in-popularity-amid-covid-19-crisis/ Stay posted for our forthcoming blogposts on Black Creek Community Farm and the Culinaria-Feeding City webinar with Indigenous and Black food sovereignty voices. Also from our blog:  https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/gallery-malvern-community-gardens/ https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/sociocultural-barriers-to-urban-growing-and-solutions-to-overcome-them-a-case-study-of-malvern-community-gardens-by-angela-gong/

Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid

Author: Yusra Khalid, RA, Feeding City Project, 15 November 2020. Seva Food Bank, a Canadian South Asian community non-profit organization working toward food security in Canada. This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it! Diwali is a very special time for South Asian families, in Canada, and beyond.Continue reading “Organization Highlight: Seva Food Bank “This Diwali: Let’s share our light with others and help feed those who need it!” By Yusra Khalid”

Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)

What does it mean to be a treaty person when you do land-based work? Join us for a webinar exploring covenants relevant to Tkaronto/Toronto About this Event What do treaties teach us about our relationship and responsibilities to land, water and all living things? We will hear from: Donna Powless, Cayuga nation, Director of Taiaiako’nContinue reading “Event Highlight: Bringing Treaties for Life By Toronto Urban Growers (November 17 2:30 -4:00 PM EST)”

Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020

November 3-28, 2020 About Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada … calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognizedContinue reading “Event Highlight: National Farmer Union Convention 2020”

Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture

This week is a special week in the city with Black Foodie Week going on right now! It is a showcase of some of the city’s best Black Cuisine and Black owned Restaurants. Click the link below to find out more: Black Foodie Week: https://blackfoodie.co/black-foodie-week/ This event has also showcased a large part of the issuesContinue reading “Highlight: BLACK FOODIE Week Panel: The Future of Black Food Culture”

Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF

The PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research) team’s important new publication analyses how compared with fully food-secure adults, marginally, moderately, and severely food-insecure adults presented 26 percent, 41 percent, and 69 percent higher odds of acute care admission and 15 percent, 15 percent, and 24 percent higher odds of having same-day surgery, respectively. Conditional on acuteContinue reading “Article Highlight: Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults by PROOF”

A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team

On March 19, two days after Premier Ford declared a state of emergency for Ontario, a ‘new’ food network emerged in Peterborough. It developed out of the Peterborough Food Action Network (PFAN) which, for 13 years, has promoted community food security in Peterborough City, County, and local First Nations. Maintaining the vision that “everyone inContinue reading “A Food Network Response to COVID-19 in Peterborough by The Trent University Team”