food security

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
Good Food Boxes are packed in Gold River to go out to people of that community. The program is one of a few that address food security in the area. Photo supplied by Greenways Land Trust

Group to hold workshop to address food security gaps

‘The only barriers are capacity and people being able to devote time and energy to it.’ — Greenways dir.

Good Food Boxes are packed in Gold River to go out to people of that community. The program is one of a few that address food security in the area. Photo supplied by Greenways Land Trust
Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

How to save over $1,000 and the planet at the same time

Planning, storage and use all help people reduce food waste

Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Hama?Elas Community Kitchen is looking for volunteers. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Hama?Elas Community Kitchen is looking for volunteers. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
From left are Campbell River Food Bank volunteers Darlane Davis, Pat Carville and Donnie Earles. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Keeping food out of the landfill just might save the planet

Food waste is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and it doesn’t have to be

From left are Campbell River Food Bank volunteers Darlane Davis, Pat Carville and Donnie Earles. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo

Anti-Food Waste bill introduced by North Island-Powell River MP

Bill would establish awareness day, ask Minister of Agriculture to work towards ending food waste

Bill C-283 would establish a National Food Waste Awareness Day. File photo
Though the Hama?Elas Community Kitchen resembles a restaurant, it is actually an essential service and can continue operating under the new COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Hama?Elas Community Kitchen can continue operating under new COVID-19 restrictions

As an essential service, it falls under a different category than a regular restaurant

Though the Hama?Elas Community Kitchen resembles a restaurant, it is actually an essential service and can continue operating under the new COVID-19 restrictions. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Good Food Boxes are packed in Gold River for people of that community. Greenways is working on expanding the program to other communities including Campbell River. Photo supplied by Greenways Land Trust

Good Food Box program coming to Campbell River

Greenways’ program will provide food to six communities in Strathcona area

Good Food Boxes are packed in Gold River for people of that community. Greenways is working on expanding the program to other communities including Campbell River. Photo supplied by Greenways Land Trust
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
A volunteer assists with Greenways Land Trust’s fruit tree project 2020 in August in Campbell River. As part of Strathcona Good Food Box program, Greenways Land Trust will also look at incorporating produce from their fruit tree project in the boxes. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Conservation organization launches ‘food boxes’ for northern Vancouver Island communities

With Strathcona Good Food Box program, Greenways Land Trust aims to increase accessibility to fresh produce in remote communities

A volunteer assists with Greenways Land Trust’s fruit tree project 2020 in August in Campbell River. As part of Strathcona Good Food Box program, Greenways Land Trust will also look at incorporating produce from their fruit tree project in the boxes. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Growing food sovereignty at Klemtu

Greenhouse and grow boxes help create circular food economy for Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations

Tahsis seniors society volunteers to distribute food packages

Along with the Tahsis Community Cupboard and funding from Good Food Access Fund, the seniors are helping out those economically affected by the pandemic

Campbell River fruit tree project carries on despite pandemic

More volunteers wanted for Greenways’ initiative

A true community garden takes root in Tsa’xana

Tsa’xana First Nation residents typically have to grocery shop in Campbell River, 90 km away