Friday, August 30, 2013

Province announces $100K in funding to NorWest Co-op Community Health.

The province is chipping in $100,000 to build a community food centre in northwest Winnipeg.

NorWest Co-op Community Health is planning to open the centre in January 2014, which will include a commercial-grade kitchen, communal dining area, community gardens and an outdoor bake oven.

"Food is a powerful connecting tool — it brings people together," centre director Kristina McMillan said at a news conference on Aug. 21.

Monday, June 3, 2013

On May 22 and 23, fantastic franco food show Bien dans son assiette, which airs weekly on Radio-Canada, featured a couple of segments profiling The Stop and Community Food Centres Canada. Listen to the archived segments by clicking on the links below!

- A tour of The Stop Community Food Centre

- A conversation with Nick Saul

Friday, May 31, 2013

Their food choices aren’t always about variety.

These parents often go without meals so their children have enough to eat.

Roxanne Manning says more and more local moms and dads are facing the dilemma daily.

“We’ve noticed quite a shift for the worse,” says the executive director of the non-profit Dartmouth Family Centre, which offers support programs for parents and children (up to age six), including a “trading cupboard” that lets families swap food and care items they can’t use for those they can.

Finding money for food isn’t always as easy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Support for Canada’s three million food insecure people, who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, needs to change from supermarket leftovers doled out at food banks to food centres where people can come for a meal, be treated with dignity, and stay to gain new life skills, says author and community organizer Nick Saul. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

"Food Fight, Food Fight, Food Is a Human Right!"

This was the chant as over a hundred fifth grade students from St. John’s, Queen Elizabeth and Stewart schools streamed down Gore Street and back to their classrooms after a two hour lunch and learn session about hunger and food insecurity at the Crystal Palace.