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2021 Reflections

Originally published in FoodShare’s 2021 Impact Report It can be hard to have hope. Harder still when you come from communities, as we do, who disproportionately bear the burdens of poverty and food insecurity.  In the past year, we have...Read more

Hungry for Change: Paul’s Activist Manifesto

By Paul TaylorOriginally published in Alternatives Journal I was intrigued when I saw the prompt for this essay: to write an “activist manifesto for a 17-year-old version of us; a time when we were energized and determined to make a...Read more

National Indigenous Peoples Day and Beyond

On Acknowledgment and Mending Relations In FoodShare’s land acknowledgement, we honour the many Nations of Indigenous people on whose lands we live and work, and the Black people brought here against their will through the transatlantic slave trade. Our acknowledgement...Read more

Chef Turned Farmer: Charles’ Story

My Journey: Becoming a FarmerWritten by Charles Catchpole Gitigaanes, Little Farm How it all began: Twitter! One evening my wife was surfing Twitter and came across a tweet that Flemo Farm was looking for an Urban Indigenous Farmer. “What do...Read more

Restaurant workers deserve better

An Open Letter to Restaurants Canada Thursday May 12, 2022 Yesterday, I took part in your 77th Annual RC Show.  I was interested to hear how your organization, which purports to be “the voice of foodservice in Canada,” has reflected...Read more

The government must act now on rising food costs

Ontario assistance needs to rise up to meet soaring food prices by Paul TaylorOriginally published in Now Magazine March 28, 2022 When I was a teenager in the mid-90s, then-Ontario premier Mike Harris slashed social assistance rates by 21.6 per cent....Read more

Digital Day of Action

Together we made noise for food justice! On March 30, 2022 FoodShare hosted a Digital Day of Action for the right to food—and the City of Toronto heard from us, loud and clear. The Day of Action was an opportunity...Read more

Community Learning and Engagement

This past week we took some time to feature the incredible work of our Community Learning and Engagement team on our social media. Here’s a quick recap of what we shared! The Community Learning and Engagement team facilitates learning experiences...Read more

Delivering Community Food

Across Toronto community-led groups are doing the vital work of supporting their communities with food in the face of some of the worst food insecurity in our city’s history.  Read on to learn about four incredible initiatives:  Afri-Can FoodBasket Since...Read more

We Don’t Want Your “Wellness” Award

A response to fatphobic funding and the diet culture trap Earlier this year FoodShare was nominated for something called a WW Wellness Impact Award.  We did not apply.  Here’s why:  While we are grateful that a community member finds our...Read more