food security

The kitchen at Our Place has served up an average of more than 1,000 meals per day so far in 2022. With food costs continuing to rise, the charity is concerned about meeting the demand. (Photo by Derek Ford/Our Place Society)

Rising food costs, hike in demand cause for concern at Victoria’s Our Place charity

‘We are struggling this year to make ends meet’: Our Place CEO

 

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Our region produces less than one per cent of the food we consume

Food insecurity is a common phrase that is bandied about in many…

  • Jul 13, 2022

 

Old Massett Village Council received 21,000 pounds of potatoes, which they are distributing to residents on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Christopher David Horner)

The hot potato drop hits Haida Gwaii with 20,000 lbs of spuds

A bag of potatoes will be given to each household

 

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Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

About a third of people who rely on Canadian food banks are children

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

Prime minister is in Kigali, Rwanda, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A load of soil is delivered to the community garden site in Gold River. Photo courtesy Lisa Poitras

Gold River Community Garden gets its start

Community garden helps with food security in village

A load of soil is delivered to the community garden site in Gold River. Photo courtesy Lisa Poitras
A worker fills the shelves at a food bank in Montreal, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. A new survey suggests a growing number of Canadians are struggling with the rising cost of food as prices for basics like pasta, bread and meat all soar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Food banks stretched thin as food prices rise, increasing hunger and food insecurity

Survey: almost a quarter of Canadians reported eating less than they should because of lack of money

A worker fills the shelves at a food bank in Montreal, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. A new survey suggests a growing number of Canadians are struggling with the rising cost of food as prices for basics like pasta, bread and meat all soar. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
More funding is coming to the Strathcona Food Hub this year. File photo

Strathcona Food Hub receives funding from United Way

Food security hub looking to reach out to smaller communities this year

More funding is coming to the Strathcona Food Hub this year. File photo
FILE - A worker collects Egyptian traditional ‘baladi’ flatbread, at a bakery, in el-Sharabia, Shubra district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Ukraine’s government banned the export of wheat, oats and other food staples on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 as authorities try to make sure they can feed people while Russia’s invasion intensifies.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Canada urged to help as millions may starve due to Russian invasion of Ukraine

UN urging major wheat exporters to open up their silos to urgently fill the shortage of wheat

FILE - A worker collects Egyptian traditional ‘baladi’ flatbread, at a bakery, in el-Sharabia, Shubra district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Ukraine’s government banned the export of wheat, oats and other food staples on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 as authorities try to make sure they can feed people while Russia’s invasion intensifies.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
The Goldstream Food Bank warehouse is seen in this November photo. Food banks across Greater Victoria are feeling the impacts of supply chain issues exasperated by last month’s flooding, but some have managed to avoid the worst thanks to a mixture of luck and early planning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Flood damage disrupts supply for Vancouver Island food banks

Some avoided shortages by ordering earlier than usual, while others have had to pivot to gift cards

The Goldstream Food Bank warehouse is seen in this November photo. Food banks across Greater Victoria are feeling the impacts of supply chain issues exasperated by last month’s flooding, but some have managed to avoid the worst thanks to a mixture of luck and early planning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
From left are Katie Lavoie and Kyle Fitzpatrick packing the Dec. 6 food box. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Good Food Box back in time for holidays

Program took hiatus after funds ran out, but new round of funding brings subsidized food boxes back

From left are Katie Lavoie and Kyle Fitzpatrick packing the Dec. 6 food box. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
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

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)
Gavin Day unloads a couple of bags of squash to be sorted into delivery bags. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Importance of local food taught through school fundraiser

Ecole Willow Point Elementary gets delivery of fresh vegetables for fundraiser

Gavin Day unloads a couple of bags of squash to be sorted into delivery bags. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry Gold River hopes it’s close to its 1st grocery store in 5 years

Town pursuing a c0-op, last 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 helps with wellness, and sense of identity

Goal is to ‘reclaim decision making power’ — Indigenous Health Dietitian

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
Hama?Elas Community Kitchen will be benefiting from some grant funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Laichwiltach Family Life Society gets grant funding for new coordinator positions

Part of $1.02 million in funding for homelessness advocacy in Campbell River area

Hama?Elas Community Kitchen will be benefiting from some grant funding. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The May 25 meeting was open to groups working in the food security field. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

New coalition will look at tackling food insecurity in Strathcona region

Strathcona Food Security Coalition released a report based on May, 2021 meeting

The May 25 meeting was open to groups working in the food security field. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
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 May 25 meeting was open to groups working in the food security field. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
The May 25 meeting was open to groups working in the food security field. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.