Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Our 2017 Food Summit brought together 60+ food security organizations and 180 people from across the country to learn, engage, and build a movement around good food. We were so lucky to have four of our donors join us at the Food Summit to speak on an engaging panel, Joining Forces for Food. Our panelists spoke on what influences their support, the makings of a great charitable partnership, and what inspires them about the work of the good food movement.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In CFCC’s new food bank manual, Beyond the Emergency: How to evolve your food bank into a force for change, we make the case that food banks can and are well-positioned to work toward a broader mandate that is focused on health, dignity, and empowerment. The comprehensive document provides practical tools and examples that food banks can use to imagine change, inspire staff and volunteers, and create sites for community development.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The first thing you notice when you walk into the light-drenched main room at Calgary’s The Alex Community Food Centre is the promise written in loopy script above the open kitchen: “Good food is just the beginning….” Or maybe it’s the bright chairs in Crayola red and blue and green. Or the large family-style tables where everyone gathers to eat delicious homemade meals together. Wherever your eyes happen to land, it’s clear the entire centre is designed to make people in this diverse low-income community feel at home.

Friday, February 17, 2017

As part of our ongoing capacity-building work within the community food sector, we are excited to be launching a new initiative specifically geared to supporting food banks. Over the next few months through a webinar, a training series, and features here on the blog, we'll be shining a light on how food banks can go beyond emergency food provisioning to improve health, grow community, and build skills and confidence among their members.