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
People have a penchant for trashing public spaces with their, well, trash. Rob Ironside has seen it time and again: unless people are explicitly told that they are responsible for their waste at events, they’ll leave a huge mess behind. Canada is one of the highest waste-producing countries in the world, per capita. Alberta leads … Continue reading Reducing waste one person at a time
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