food security

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Hometown Bashaw artist’s design featured in national campaign

Artist, comic illustrator and muralist Kat Simmers from Bashaw is representing Alberta…

 

Ponoka Legion executive Marlene Perry, left, presents Shelley Stebner, PES admin assistant, with a cheque for $200 for the school’s meal program. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Local groups support Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program

Every school day, Ponoka Elementary School (PES) provides about 180 hungry students…

 

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka supports return of in-person Empty Bowls event

Ponoka Family and Community Support Services’ (FCSS) first full, in-person Empty Bowls…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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
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 Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)

Ponoka Community Growing Project harvest this Friday

The Ponoka Community Growing Project, which has been contributing towards global food…

  • Sep 13, 2021
The Ponoka Community Growing Project is scheduled to harvest its field north of Ponoka on Sept. 17. (File photo)
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
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
L-R: John Barry, Emily Johnson, Erin Houghton, and Violet Smith. Photo submitted

Medavie contributes $7,500 to Ponoka Food Bank

Medavie Health Services West presented Violet Smith of the Ponoka Food Bank…

L-R: John Barry, Emily Johnson, Erin Houghton, and Violet Smith. Photo submitted
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka FCSS’ Empty Bowls sells out

For the first time ever, Ponoka Family and Community Support Services’ (FCSS’s)…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Violet Smith, right, from the Ponoka Food Bank receives the donations from Annette Zandberg, the event’s coordinator from Elite Integrity Services. Photo submitted

Bottle drive benefits local food bank in a big way

Ponoka company’s fundraiser showcases community’s ability to help in a crisis

Violet Smith, right, from the Ponoka Food Bank receives the donations from Annette Zandberg, the event’s coordinator from Elite Integrity Services. Photo submitted
Community agencies form Vulnerable Population Task Force

Community agencies form Vulnerable Population Task Force

Ponoka Family Food Support Program launched

Community agencies form Vulnerable Population Task Force
Don’t forget the food bank

Don’t forget the food bank

Ponoka Food Bank in need of several items

Don’t forget the food bank
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul