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”

ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty

Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (UTC -5:00) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED via EventBrite  How have farmers responded to unprecedented challenges and opportunities throughout the pandemic? How has COVID-19 highlighted long-term changes that are needed in agriculture and food distribution in Canada? Join us for an interactive roundtable featuring three women ecological farmers:  Sarah Bakker – Sarah is a livestockContinue reading “ONLINE EVENT – Feeding the City, Pandemic and Beyond: Women Farmers on COVID-19 and Food Sovereignty”

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: 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”

Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong

(Photo: Phil Wallis)  Lorraine Johnson is a self-described cultivation activist and author of numerous books on environmental issues and growing. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in literary studies from the University of Toronto, Johnson worked for many years as a book editor before writing her first book, Green Future: How to Make a World of a Difference (PenguinContinue reading “Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Food Systems, Healthy Communities: An Interview with Urban Grower Lorraine Johnson by Angela Gong”

Helping People and the Planet: How a Toronto Urban Farm Supports Local Growers, Producers, and Consumers During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Angela Gong

Masks, hand sanitizer, face shields. Stickers placed six feet apart, lining the floor and facilitating physical distancing. Clear, plastic windows at the checkout counter. These are familiar images in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought widespread disruption to the ways people obtain food. Some have turned towards growing produce to reduce the frequencyContinue reading “Helping People and the Planet: How a Toronto Urban Farm Supports Local Growers, Producers, and Consumers During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Angela Gong”

Food Banks and COVID-19: Challenges and Innovation in Response to the Pandemic By Eleonora Gagliardi and Sterling Stutz

Food banks are a relatively long-standing part of community landscapes across the country, and fill a critical role of feeding individuals and families who rely on their services. However, this was not always the case. When food banks were first introduced into Canada in 1981, they were meant to be a temporary measure, designed toContinue reading “Food Banks and COVID-19: Challenges and Innovation in Response to the Pandemic By Eleonora Gagliardi and Sterling Stutz”