food security

The Adams Lake band’s purchase of a trapline in its traditional territory near Revelstoke is one of the initiatives the community is pursuing to bring back cultural teachings. (Contributed)

Solving food security and sovereignty not a solo pursuit for Adams Lake band

To overcome effects of tiny reserves and loss of food sources will take collective action

 

Shuswap Food Action members making the soup in Salmon Arm for school lunches are Sheena MacArthur, Hiromi Nakagawa and Linda Petavel. (Serena Caner photo)

Shuswap Food Action: Shuswap has capacity to feed everyone in region

With food prices rising, community urged to work together

 

Rise Up Helping Hands volunteers Irene Anderson and Marley Ormondy, program director Sherrelle Anderson and executive director Launa Payne, and volunteer Chantell Ducharme make healthy food and put together tote bags on Feb. 24 to give away. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Access to food crucial to Salmon Arm society’s work on Indigenous wellness

‘Huge need’ for food security for families when traditional ways of sharing absent

 

Salmon Arm’s Nan Gray sits with some of her preserves, ‘yellow’ cans, and bags of frozen foods, which have been staples of her frugal diet for years. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Stretching dollars in Salmon Arm: ‘I never missed a meal and my son never missed a meal’

Salmon Arm woman learned many ways to ensure access to enough food

Salmon Arm’s Nan Gray sits with some of her preserves, ‘yellow’ cans, and bags of frozen foods, which have been staples of her frugal diet for years. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The crowd reacts when told Salmon Arm’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser raised over its goal of $70,000. (Rebecca Willson- Salmon Arm Observer)

Photos: Salmon Arm’s Coldest Night of the Year raises over $70,000

Committed fundraisers braved cold temperatures and heavy snow

The crowd reacts when told Salmon Arm’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser raised over its goal of $70,000. (Rebecca Willson- Salmon Arm Observer)
Eggs are sorted at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canada’s supply managed egg industry is quietly emerging as a boon for Canadian consumers as other countries grapple with massive egg shortages, rationing and spiking prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

‘Made-in-Canada system’ keeps egg supply stable. But is it also keeping prices high?

Egg prices climbed 16.5 per cent from December 2021 to 2022

Eggs are sorted at an egg farm in West Lincoln, Ont., on Monday, March 7, 2016. Canada’s supply managed egg industry is quietly emerging as a boon for Canadian consumers as other countries grapple with massive egg shortages, rationing and spiking prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Keli Westgate of Lekker Land Design stands in front of the flourishing young food forest at the Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lighthouse food bank property at 441 3rd St. SW. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm food forest recognized nationally as healthy urban greenspace

Project at Salvation Army food bank designed and managed by Coldstream’s Lekker Land Design

Keli Westgate of Lekker Land Design stands in front of the flourishing young food forest at the Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lighthouse food bank property at 441 3rd St. SW. (Photo contributed)
Apples speed along as they’re sorted for size and quality at the BelleHarvest packing and storage facility, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Belding, Mich. This process happens repeatedly throughout the year as apples are taken out of special storage rooms that help them stay fresher. They are then sent to grocery stores. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fight to curb food waste increasingly turns to science

ReFed: 500,000 pounds of food could be diverted from landfills annually with better packaging

Apples speed along as they’re sorted for size and quality at the BelleHarvest packing and storage facility, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Belding, Mich. This process happens repeatedly throughout the year as apples are taken out of special storage rooms that help them stay fresher. They are then sent to grocery stores. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A red pepper grows on a vine in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. With rising food and energy costs and more frequent extreme weather, the indoor agriculture industry has the potential to feed Canadians more reliably and maybe more sustainably, using greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponic technology. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Old Massett Village Council received 21,000 pounds of potatoes, which they are distributing to residents on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Christopher David Horner)
Old Massett Village Council received 21,000 pounds of potatoes, which they are distributing to residents on Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Christopher David Horner)
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Child hunger a major concern as Canadians hit by soaring food prices

About a third of people who rely on Canadian food banks are children

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trudeau announces $250M in food aid, blames Russia for skyrocketing prices

Prime minister is in Kigali, Rwanda, for a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after laying a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday, June 23, 2022. More than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been buried in a mass grave at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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
Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Mary Scheidegger captures a moment with grandson Issac Scheidegger in their new bright yellow toques before heading out with team Sophia Sisters from the downtown SASCU branch for Salmon Arm’s Coldest Night of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Warm-hearted Salmon Arm walkers unite for Coldest Night of the Year

Event raises over $59,000 for Shuswap Food Action Society efforts

Mary Scheidegger captures a moment with grandson Issac Scheidegger in their new bright yellow toques before heading out with team Sophia Sisters from the downtown SASCU branch for Salmon Arm’s Coldest Night of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of hunger and poverty

During this season of giving and generosity, many people are in need

During this time of the year, many people will make donations to food banks. However, hunger and poverty are ongoing challenges. (File photo)
A community fridge has been installed at the Winfield United Church with the goal of providing food security to residents 24 hours a day. (Contributed)

Community fridge open to all in Lake Country

The new food security project aims to provide free and nutritious food 24/7

A community fridge has been installed at the Winfield United Church with the goal of providing food security to residents 24 hours a day. (Contributed)
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
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