food security

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of hunger and poverty

During this season of giving and generosity, many people are in need

 

Jennie Roberts (second from right) stands with (left to right) Shunga, Iain, Amber, Avery and Lawrence. With them are three rolls of toilet paper, the last in the house and one of the reasons Jennie has to head out in search of supplies. (submitted photo)

Anxious Chilliwack shoppers empty grocery store shelves

A rush on food supplies started Tuesday (Nov. 16) morning and escalated through the afternoon

 

Ted Kim, project manager for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society ladles soup in the new commercial kitchen of the Chilliwack Community Food Hub. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Community Food Hub launched as pilot project

Food hub rolling out more than 9,000 meals a week in Chilliwack

 

The pandemic has led to increased food insecurity everywhere. Surinder Kambo of Maan Farms with produce on June 16, 2010 in Whalley. (Black Press/Evan Seal file photo)

Chilliwack experienced pang of increased food insecurity since COVID

Many folks in Chilliwack ‘who were food secure became food insecure’ during pandemic : researcher

The pandemic has led to increased food insecurity everywhere. Surinder Kambo of Maan Farms with produce on June 16, 2010 in Whalley. (Black Press/Evan Seal file photo)
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
Nathan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, right, looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, addresses members of his cabinet and members of the ICPC Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, in Ottawa on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

National strategy calls on Canada to address Inuit food security crisis

Strategy specifically looks at support for families and children, food security programs and interventions

Nathan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, right, looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, addresses members of his cabinet and members of the ICPC Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, in Ottawa on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
The people behind the Extra FARE food security program need a temporary space to pack hampers in, as they won’t have access to this room inside the YMCA after July 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)

Food security group seeking temporary space to pack hampers in Chilliwack

Extra FARE volunteers fill food hampers on Monday nights and deliver them on Tuesday mornings

The people behind the Extra FARE food security program need a temporary space to pack hampers in, as they won’t have access to this room inside the YMCA after July 2021. (Margaret Reid photo)
A customer shops at a meat counter in a grocery store in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A new report from Statistics Canada suggests Canadians who dealt with food insecurity at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to perceive their mental health as poor and report anxiety symptoms than those who did not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic linked to poor mental health: StatCan

‘Food insecurity in itself can be a stressful experience’

A customer shops at a meat counter in a grocery store in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A new report from Statistics Canada suggests Canadians who dealt with food insecurity at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to perceive their mental health as poor and report anxiety symptoms than those who did not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Sherman, TX / United States - April 1 2020. (Shutterstock)

United Way turns recovered food heading for disposal into 900K meals in the Lower Mainland

Food rescue and redistribution can help keep neighbours from going hungry during COVID

Sherman, TX / United States - April 1 2020. (Shutterstock)
Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Food Council releases fact-sheet on free programs to feed the hungry

Food council partners want the community to know there is more than enough food in Chilliwack

Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Volunteers pack hampers at the Salvation Army Church on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Chilliwack Salvation Army and Chilliwack Community Services partnered with United Way Lower Mainland to set up a Local Love Food Hub in Chilliwack during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Volunteer drivers sought to deliver food hampers in Chilliwack

‘We welcome back anyone who has helped before, and invite new folks’

Volunteers pack hampers at the Salvation Army Church on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Chilliwack Salvation Army and Chilliwack Community Services partnered with United Way Lower Mainland to set up a Local Love Food Hub in Chilliwack during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Donations of fresh produce sought from Chilliwack backyard gardeners

Donations of fresh produce sought from Chilliwack backyard gardeners

Hamper program from Chilliwack Citizens for Change to serve those with special dietary needs

Donations of fresh produce sought from Chilliwack backyard gardeners
FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

FoodMesh taking its emergency food recovery project nationwide

Pilot project in Chilliwack helped show that food surpluses could be diverted to charities in need

FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Food insecurity hits laid off workers, households with kids harder amid pandemic: StatsCan

Number of Canadians having trouble getting enough food went up during COVID-19

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A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Another Cargill meat-processing plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak

171 workers were sent home last week as a preventative measure

A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 18, 2019
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul