Blog
Doreen Nicoll | Ending child poverty means ending poverty in Canada. To be effective, the entire family needs to live well enough above an established poverty line.
News
Photo: Give 30 Campaign
Miriam Katawazi | While preparing for Ramadan, a Toronto lawyer had an idea. Why not use the month of fasting to collect donations for food banks, and help the hungry? Give 30 was born.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | A coalition in Vancouver has developed a package to add a social justice component to your school food bank drive. Children are encouraged to colour pictures of cans and send them to a politician.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | About 80 low-income people gathered in the plaza outside CBC Vancouver last month. They set up a tent and ran a radio show outside the CBC during its annual fundraiser for the Food Bank.
Podcast
Redeye
Jane Williams | Every year in December the CBC holds an all-day fundraising event for the Food Bank. This year, poor people showed up in force at the event to share their thoughts on charity.
Blog
Nick Falvo | An article in NOW Magazine looks at social assistance in Ontario. The article is aptly entitled "Poverty pariah," in light of how apparently unpopular Ontario's welfare system has become.
Columnists
Hennessy's Index | The federal government is showing spendthrift tendencies -- for things like the military. Meanwhile the numbers for unemployment and poverty do not look good.
Columnists
Amy Goodman | The United Nations World Food Programme launched the Billion for a Billion campaign this week, urging the 1 billion people who use the Internet to help the billion who are hungry.
News
Meagan Perry | In this episode of rabble radio Sachin Seth meets with volunteers at the Fort York Food Bank, an interview with Anne McNeil, a Buddhist nun, and Lynn Thompson catches up with musicians, Baka Beyond.
Podcast
Meagan Perry | In this podcast: food bank recipients volunteer, Tibetan Buddhism in B.C. Prisons, and Baka Beyond on a train platform in Nanaimo, B.C.
Podcast
Sachin Seth | The stories of Trudy, Janice and Liz. Just a few of the outstanding volunteers at Fort York Food Bank.