Poverty is making people sick. Studies show that living in low-income neighbourhoods can lower life expectancy by as many as 19 years. There are many reasons why this is so, and a problem of this size and complexity requires solutions of equal scale. At CFCC, we’re often approached by food banks wanting to know how to address this complex issue so they can create more impact and better serve their community.
Community Food Centres Canada is pleased to announce that its national Good Food Organizations initiative is expanding its reach across Canada and, now for the first time, beyond our borders. 30 organizations have joined their voices to the 100 other Good Food Organizations across Canada in a commitment to offering impactful food programs based in principles of health, empowerment, and respect.
Picture this: In your neighbourhood, there’s a place you can go for a healthy meal. It’s prepared by a chef, with farm-fresh ingredients. It’s served in a large, bright, communal dining room popping with conversation. And it’s free.
Bill 6 calls on the government to fix the gap between the cost of living and social assistance rates
How do you determine your budget for rent, groceries and the rest of your basic needs every month?
We're back at work after a full and exhilarating weekend at Food Secure Canada’s national assembly, and more inspired and motivated than ever to continue our fight for a more equitable food system.
More than 650 participants from across Canada came to the assembly to dig into the most pressing food issues facing our country, from child nutrition and northern and indigenous food sovereignty to local food procurement and community food security.
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.
Canada must be a leader in providing kids with the tools, opportunity, and support to make healthy food choices – our collective future depends on it. We need to act now, before already alarming rates of diet-related conditions become worse.
As experts, teachers, and lovers of good food, chefs can be incredible allies in building a healthier and fairer food system. This fall, we teamed up with over a dozen amazing chef ambassadors from coast-to-coast to spread the word about our Restaurants for Change fundraising event, which brings 68 restaurants in 16 cities together this year to support Community Food Centres Canada and our partners to offer more healthy and empowering food programs in low-income communities.