food security

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’

 

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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

 

The Clearwater Farmer’s Market recently started the Grower’s Collective and is looking for backyard growers, gardeners and hobby farmers who might want to sell some of their produce at the Grower’s Collective table each weekend, said Yellowhead Community Servies Food Security Program coordinator, Joanna Hurst. Pictured (l-r) Hurst, Keiran Jones, former farmer’s market manager and volunteer, and Kerry Milner Cairns, food program and YCS manager, head to the first Clearwater Farmer’s Market of the year on May 2. Photo submitted

Clearwater Farmer’s Market calls on small-time growers

More produce needed for Grower’s Collective table

 

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
PHOTO: Early bird catches the Garden Starter prize pack

PHOTO: Early bird catches the Garden Starter prize pack

Let’s Get Growing contest gives incentives to green thumbs

PHOTO: Early bird catches the Garden Starter prize pack
The B.C. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program did well last year, with more than $10,000 invested into the Clearwater community as a result. The program is expected to run again this year, though there may be some changes in how the coupons are delivered to clients. Pictured, shoppers enjoy one of last year’s weekly Clearwater Farmers’ Markets. File photo

Clearwater Farmers Market nutrition program has successful year

Program will continue to be offered in 2020

The B.C. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program did well last year, with more than $10,000 invested into the Clearwater community as a result. The program is expected to run again this year, though there may be some changes in how the coupons are delivered to clients. Pictured, shoppers enjoy one of last year’s weekly Clearwater Farmers’ Markets. File photo
The Clearwater Farmers Market is facing challenges this year as non-food vendors won’t be able to set up shop at the events and the majority of current food vendors are heading into retirement. The Yellowhead Community Services Food Security program is working on solutions by encouraging residents to grow and sell at the markets. File photo

Clearwater Farmers Market looking for help

“The Farmers Market and the North Thompson (Valley) need more local food.”

The Clearwater Farmers Market is facing challenges this year as non-food vendors won’t be able to set up shop at the events and the majority of current food vendors are heading into retirement. The Yellowhead Community Services Food Security program is working on solutions by encouraging residents to grow and sell at the markets. File photo
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