Meet some of the friendly folks at the Food Hampers Program. They may not take themselves too seriously, but they treat hunger very seriously...
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There are many reasons why some people in our affluent community need emergency food assistance. Some of these include:
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Five days on a Hamper Diet: surviving, or thriving?
In two other posts, our intrepid summer students discussed “living inside the box,” including planning meals and dealing with the unexpected when your only groceries are from the Emergency Food Program. In this piece, Jessica shifts the discussion out of the abstract, describing her experience living on the actual contents of a food hamper, for […] » more
Fried Baloney: a story about food in the north
To follow-up on my previous entry about food (in)security in northern Ontario and Labrador, I am sharing some fiction: a short story called fried baloney. (Full disclosure: the author is my dad.) Enjoy! » more
Northern Reflections on Food (in)Security
What would you do with $908? Take a cruise to Alaska? Buy a nice new bicycle? A TV? 900 boxes of Kraft Dinner? Bury it under a large rock? Maybe you’d go grocery shopping? There is no real grocery store in Gull Bay First Nation, an Anishinaabe community about 200 kms north of Thunder Bay. […] » more
Living Inside The Box: Menu Planning For Food Hampers, vol. 2
Here is the second installment of Sarah and Jessica’s work thinking through the options and dilemmas of a food hamper for a single person. Two weeks after their first hamper, they packed a second one with very different results. The theme of their menu this time around is food monotony–a topic discussed elsewhere on this […] » more
Mo’ KD, Mo’ Problems
Our senses have a wonderful and wicked ability to take us different places. I can’t smell a certain kind of sugary black tea without remembering the years my family lived in Labrador. Certain bands remind me of an ex-girlfriend. For each of us these associations are different. Food creates associations in powerful and sometimes surprising […] » more