Blog Posts

Every month, we publish a new Huffington Post blog about issues that affect food banks and poverty in Ontario, and our recommendations for change.

Reducing Food Waste Can Help Save The Environment

With Earth Day just around the corner, it’s a great time to talk about how we can increase our efforts...

How Food Banks Are Transforming Their Communities

Sometimes, eating a nutritious diet is no easy task. It seems like every day there is a new article about...

7 Things You Can Do This Year For A Hunger-Free Ontario

With the new year upon us, everyone is busy making resolutions to change their lives for the better. While committing...

Precarious Work Creates A Cycle Of Fear And Instability

We are very good at imagining a host of fantastical options when it comes to what humanity’s future might look...

Bringing Social Assistance Into This Decade Can Fix Poverty Gap

Many trends of the ’90s are coming back once again: a Clinton is running for office in the United States,...

A Basic Income Could Lift Canadians Out Of Food Poverty

Hunger Awareness Week invites us to not only talk about the problem of hunger in Canada, but to think about...

Now Is The Time To Act On Hunger

In 2017, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) will turn 25 years old. We are deeply proud of the...

How Do We Solve Canada’s $31-Billion Food Waste Problem?

Looking at the food system in Canada is a study in contrasts. On one hand, one in eight Canadian families...

Affordable Child Care Can Help Curb Food Insecurity

For children across Ontario, school is officially out for the summer. For many children, it means two months of freedom...

6 Reasons Why Buying Local Really Means Supporting Your Community

Next week is Local Food Week in Ontario, a celebration of the rich agricultural bounty we’re so lucky to have...

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