Foodbanks and Food

January 21, 2015
People in Canada’s northern territories continue to be troubled by food prices that are dramatically inflated relative to other parts of the country. Statistics Canada data from 2009, the last year...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Health, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
December 5, 2014
Food banks are necessary to address the immediate needs of people living with hunger and malnutrition. However, these services can only provide short-term relief for the downstream symptoms of...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
September 4, 2014
Vancouver Community Network, the Lower Mainland FreeNet, is working to ensure that life-saving information can circulate quickly among affected groups via text messages. The system will provide...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
March 14, 2014
"Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities" is a guide on food security. It contains lots of useful information and links to tools and resources to help you reach out to...
Keywords: Online Resource , food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
February 4, 2014
Representatives of the Cambridge and North Dumfries Social Planning Council provided Cambridge city council with its annual Community Trends Report. At Meals on Wheels the number of subsidized...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Seniors and Elders, Women, Ontario
January 20, 2014
Seven in 10 Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut live in homes without enough to eat. Median income for non-aboriginals in Nunavut is $86,600 a year; for the Inuit, it is $19,900. Despite chronic poverty...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, Indigenous, Nunavut
January 10, 2014
A Georgia Straight article by Trish Garner, a community organizer for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, describes donations as a common response to poverty. She states that giving to charities...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, British Columbia, All of Canada
August 7, 2013
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
Feeding my family
April 2, 2013
The Feeding My Family group has been working to bring awareness to the fact that the high cost of food is preventing many Northerners from living healthy, happy and productive lives. From Northern...
Keywords: Online Resource , Family, food security, Foodbanks and Food, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, Yukon
September 26, 2012
Raise the Rates has launched a new welfare challenge to everyone: live for one week on $26 worth of food, the amount that a single, able-bodied person on welfare would have. In January of last year,...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Welfare, British Columbia
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