The Edmonton Food Council recently had the opportunity to attend a national summit on developing a Food Policy for Canada. Here is our report back and next steps! A Food Policy for Canada: What Do Edmontonians Think? After years of lobbying by Food Secure Canada and other food organizations, the federal government has charged the … Continue reading A Food Policy for Canada: What do Edmontonians think?
Our Fresh MEÆT micro-fundraiser was a success! 120 people came to hear pitches about seven great new food initiatives in Edmonton and vote on their favourite. The seven pitches were all unique and diverse. They were chosen by the Edmonton Food Council from 13 applicants and each of them fulfilled some part of fresh, Edmonton's … Continue reading Recap and winner of Fresh MEÆT
Thinking about attending Cultivating Connections? Not sure what it’s all about and why you should care? The Food Council chatted with Susan Roberts and Mary Beckie, co-chairs of Cultivating Connections, to find out why everyone should attend this conference – whether or not you work in the food industry. “We’re on a real wave right … Continue reading What’s important about food to you?
The Edmonton Food Bank has been a cornerstone of our community for the past 36 years. While most people probably associate the Food Bank with their hamper program, it actually started in 1981 as the Edmonton Gleaners Association. Since then its size and scope has changed significantly, but they still glean about 80 percent of their … Continue reading Gleaning food for 36 years
When Lourdes Juan saw how quickly 200 pounds of bread could be eaten, she knew she was on to something big. Juan, a Calgary-based urban planner and business owner, came up with the idea for Leftovers back in 2012 when she helped her cousin pick up some excess bread from a COBS Bread location. COBS … Continue reading Leftovers: solving food insecurity with food waste
The Edmonton Food Council is excited to welcome Dr. Wayne Roberts, one of Canada’s leading voices in the field of urban food systems, as the keynote speaker of Cultivating Connections. Roberts managed the Toronto Food Policy Council on behalf of Toronto Public Health for 10 years, served on the boards of several major food system … Continue reading Cultivating Connections keynote speaker: Wayne Roberts
The Edmonton Food Council recently hosted its first big event: a film screening of SEED: The Untold Story. The film screening was in celebration of World Food Day 2016 and was held at the Edmonton Food Bank. (To read the Food Council's interview with the film's directors, click here.) The event was a great way … Continue reading Talking seed saving with local farmers