food security

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Urban farming initiative “Get Growing, Victoria!” made into permanent program

Council extends COVID-19 food-security plan On Oct. 1, Victoria’s City Council passed a motion to make Victoria’s newest urban-farming initiative “Get Growing, Victoria!” a permanent program. The multi-level initiative focuses…
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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…
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Justice Van delivers supplies directly to Victoria’s street community

Six nights a week, The Justice Van Society delivers food, clothing, shelter, and other equipment to people living on the street.

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…

Good Food Summit talks food literacy around Vancouver Island

Food growers, educators, organizers, entrepreneurs, and just general food lovers gathered at UVic on Nov. 22 and 23 for the 2018 Good Food Summit. The sold-out event, hosted by the…

Food Bank referendum seeks to increase funds, resources

From Feb. 28 to March 2, students will be asked by the UVSS to vote on a referendum to increase student contributions to the Food Bank Fund. If passed, fees…

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…

Four ways to finish off your meal plan without getting food poisoning

Let’s be real: if you move out of residence before getting that meal plan balance down to zero, it’s tempting to forget there was a time before home cooked meals…