food insecurity

photo of FED farm kits

My FED Farm provides garden kits for people in need

The Food Eco District is giving away 500 garden starter kits through the My FED Farm program.
volunteer packs hampers at Community Food Support

Local community hamper programs address food security and food waste

A mutual aid initiative and the UVSS have stepped up to deliver 1000+ food hampers As the world settles into its pandemic rhythms of life, new methods of combating food…

“Years in the making”: Innovative community responses to food insecurity during COVID-19

As food banks are tightening their belts, some are looking at gardens for their potential. Others look to more radical ways to combat food insecurity.

Social justice panel connects dots from societal barriers to individual suffering

The “Social Justice and Human Rights” panel at UVic on April 5 encouraged participants to look beyond the individual to the structures of society that are granting or limiting their…

International students 40 per cent of UVic Food Bank users

A “direct result of tuition hikes,” says coordinator According to data collected by the UVSS Food Bank and Free Store between May and December 2018, of the 300-500 students who…

10-day pledge to eat only dumpster food raises money for Inuit communities

Today — Monday, Jan. 14 — marks day seven of the UVic students’ challenge  As garbage bins fill with food waste in urban centres across the country, the stomachs of…

Mountains of royally wasted bagels

Stores must do a better job donating food waste Victoria has a reputation as a fairly environmentally friendly city, and I’ve always thought people here seemed quite conscious of food…

Is Northern Canada starving?

Canada’s lack of a National Food Policy unequally affects Indigenous communities Right now in Canada, an estimated four million Canadians are suffering from food insecurity — inadequate or insecure access to food caused…