British Columbia - Foodbanks and food

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: Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
"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: food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, All of Canada
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: Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, British Columbia, All of Canada
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: Foodbanks and Food, Welfare, British Columbia
In this article in the Tyee, advocates question the food bank model. Food should be a fundamental right and a question of social justice but it has become a question of charity.
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The Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee puts together a Directory of Social Services for Revelstoke and Area (PDF). Check out their website for the most recent version.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Housing, Seniors and Elders, social services, British Columbia
BC Dietitians have released a report, The Cost of Eating in BC 2011 that brings attention to the fact that many British Columbians don’t have enough money to buy healthy food. And, it’s not getting...
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Quest Food Exchange operates its low-cost grocery store model at three locations in the Lower Mainland: 611 E Hastings - In the Union Gospel Mission building (This location has wheelchair access)...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Organizing, British Columbia
The Tyee has published a two part series on food security in poor neighbourhoods like the Downtown Eastside. The first article explores the kitchen at the Carnegie Community Centre which provides low...
Keywords: food security, Foodbanks and Food, soup kitchens, British Columbia
The Dietitians of Canada, BC Region have released a report, The Cost of Eating in BC that shows some people in BC are denied the right to safe and nutritious food due to poverty. The report calls for...
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"My kids are supposed to grow up healthy yet I can't even afford to buy them food." A report by the Community Nutritionists Council of BC and Dietitians of Canada - BC Region, a low income family...
Keywords: Family, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia