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In Solidarity with Education Workers

November 3, 2022 In Solidarity with Ontario’s Education Workers  On October 30, 2022, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), issued a strike notice, after the Government of Ontario refused their demands for an 11.7% salary increase alongside other requests...Read more

FoodShare’s Social Enterprise

Why a social enterprise? Much of FoodShare’s programming is funded by donations, grants and sponsorship, but a growing  portion of our revenue comes from the operation of our social enterprise. A social enterprise sells goods and services while embedding a...Read more

Black Food Features! Spotlight on: Mushkaki

A hub for East African fusion cuisine Folks looking for fresh, delicious, Somali comfort food served with a smile, know to make their way to Mushkaki in Etobicoke. Right at the bustling intersection of Rexdale and Kipling, just off the...Read more

Black Food Features! Spotlight on: One Love Vegetarian

The end of an era for this beloved Blackhurst mainstay One Love Vegetarian, a fan-favourite spot near Bathurst Station, closed its doors in June of 2022, but we didn’t want to miss the chance to celebrate the restaurant and the...Read more

Black Food Features! Spotlight on: Rendez-vous/La Vegan

Two Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants offering a taste of home on the Danforth Over 20 years ago Rendez-vous opened its doors on the Danforth. Offering diners an authentic Ethiopian and Eritrean food experience. Back then there was one person cooking, waiting tables,...Read more

Executive Director Announcement

September 12, 2022 FoodShare Toronto announces departure of Paul Taylor as Executive Director FoodShare Toronto’s Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Executive Director Paul Taylor and is announcing his departure, effective January 7, 2023. In his tenure as...Read more

Policy for Police Engagement

Aug 11, 2022 Protecting team and community members from harassment and violence  As a food justice nonprofit organization we want more crops, not more cops. We want more community care and more meaningful investments in social supports, not more carceral...Read more

2021 Reflections

August 12, 2022 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...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