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Brent Preston, farmer, author, and long-time supporter of the Community Food Centre movement, has had a busy few months. In May, his first book was released, and on June 10, he and his wife, Gillian Flies, hosted the annual Farms for Change fundraiser on their farm near Creemore, ON. The fundraiser, originally called Concert at The New Farm, started out ten years ago, in support of The Stop Community Food Centre.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

It’s a Tuesday evening deep in the heart of asparagus season, and the wide, stone-topped kitchen island at The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, ON, is packed with people. A country twang wafts from the stereo while everyone has a snack and cup of tea before getting to work mixing and measuring, cutting and slicing for the meal they’ll share at the end of the night. The menu evolves according to the interests and skills of whoever turns up, though coordinator Kate Van, whose infectious laughter fills the space, has recipes on hand.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Across Canada, seniors are a fast-growing population who will make up a quarter of Canadians by 2036. Research shows that seniors are at greater risk of becoming lonely and socially isolated — they have a harder time accessing social spaces due to declining income, lack of mobility, living alone, and the moving away or loss of friends and family.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Honourable Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing
Minister responsible for the Ontario Food Security Strategy

Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is encouraged that the government has embarked on a food security strategy for Ontario. With 8.2% of the province’s population experiencing food insecurity, and 335,944 accessing food banks in March 2016, action on this front is urgent. CFCC is eager to contribute to a comprehensive plan that will ensure our community members have the means, skills and access to healthy nutritious food 365 days a year.

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