“Thank you so much for taking a chance on me. Because of you, I feel like I can really make a difference and that is priceless.” - Community Action Training graduate from Regent Park Community Food Centre.
This has been a difficult week. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Muslim staff, volunteers, and community members at our partner organizations, as well as with Muslims across the country. We stand firmly with them in this moment of terrible grief and suffering. And we stand with our partners in strongly rejecting violence, Islamophobia, and any discrimination based on religion, race, gender, or sexual identity.
Kyle Byron believes good food should taste delicious and make us feel good too. Emma Shulist believes good food means the opportunity for someone to make a conscious choice. What do these two have in common? They're both monthly donors for Community Food Centres Canada, and they both believe healthy food should be accesible to all.
At CFCC, we've long been inspired by the "Rx" approach – healthcare providers writing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables that low-income families can redeem as vouchers at local farmer's markets.
Right now, government regulators and civil society organizations are battling with the processed food industry to create a better food environment for Canadians.There is an urgency to address how corporate interests are impacting public health, however how to achieve this is highly contested. Where should health advocates be pushing the hardest? And how do we, as consumers, navigate “choice” in an environment that’s stacked against us?
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For the last 40 years, we’ve been sold a lie about how to solve hunger. It’s the kind of deception that sounds so right, so convincing, that we don’t even ask questions.