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Jade Guthrie | Mutual aid projects care for the people made vulnerable by unequal conditions, while also advocating for changes to dismantle the systems that produce that vulnerability in the first place.
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Jade Guthrie | The first food bank opened its doors in Alberta in 1981 as a "temporary" measure to address food insecurity. But many still rely on them 40 years later.
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Paul Taylor in the FoodShare Toronto warehouse, where the organization stores and packages fresh produce for delivery. Image: Sandro Pehar, used with permission
Paul Taylor | The COVID-19 crisis has thrown into stark relief just how many of us are a paycheque away from using a food bank. But the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is throwing up barriers for those in need.
News
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Alyse Kotyk | Canada tosses out millions of meals worth of food annually while many go hungry. A new proposal aims to help alleviate both food wasting and food insecurity.
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Iglika Ivanova | It seems economic growth post-recession has done little to improve the lives of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents -- those who rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families.
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Doreen Nicoll | As precarious part-time and contract positions become a way of life for Canadians more of us will experience food insecurity. This federal election is the perfect time to ask candidates their stance.
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Megan Hooft | The federal government purports to represent democracy and support human rights. However, marginalized people are struggling to be heard and charities that support them are being victimized.
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Redeye Collective | When food banks first appeared in Canada almost 30 years ago, there was a vigorous public debate about them. Now they are a familiar institution and food poverty has gotten worse.
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Iglika Ivanova | Poverty is not a problem that can be solved by soup kitchens, food banks and Christmas toy drives any more than a leaky roof can be fixed by mopping the puddles off the floor.
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Brad Dunne | Operation Sharing, a charity run by local churches, is discovering new ways of helping the less fortunate.
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Jason Edwards | Atlantic Canadians will cease to require the service of food banks when we grow high-wage, stable jobs, and fund social programs like affordable housing and child care, through progressive taxation.
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Hennessy's Index | This month, Hennessy's Index looks at access to food in Canada and the problem of food insecurity -- defined as lacking access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet dietary needs.