Browsing Category : Food Security

It Takes a Village


10th annual Village Feast in Souris raises funds for local and global charities The Village Feast—if you’ve never heard of it or you’ve heard of it, but not yet made the trek to Souris to take part, make 2017 the year you change that. Trust me, from one foodie to another, you won’t regret it. An incredible community initiative that…

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No Summer Break For Childhood Hunger on PEI


Food insecurity can peak for families with children during July and August Most Island kids look forward to a summer of activities and adventures, but for one out of every five children, hunger cuts the fun short. Summer hunger is a form of food insecurity and is the result of many combining factors: school-based breakfast and snack programs end in…

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Allan Bridle hols sprouting kit in front of his booth at Summerside Farmers Market

Big Ideas Sprout Tiny Farms


Father-son team launch Summerside-based business to grow a crop of micro farmers Farming, in the traditional sense, is a pursuit beyond the ability of most people these days. It’s a labourious, time-consuming enterprise that requires a good deal of physical and mental strength, as well as a sizeable acreage of arable land. Yet Alan Bridle and Maxime Rousseaux-Bridle are convinced…

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Creating Community


Summerside’s Soul Soup offers free lunch program and weekly connection The act of coming together to share a meal is a longheld tradition shared the world over. To break bread around a table is to celebrate life and the commonalities we share. Over the past year, Soul Soup, hosted by the Summerside Church of the Nazarene, has been serving up…

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Farmers Helping Farmers volunteer helping a member of the Upendo Women's Self Help Group in the garden

Lending a Helping Hand


PEI NGO working to enhance food security in Kenya On the surface, Kenya and Prince Edward Island may seem worlds apart, but challenges related to farming and food security are a reality for both. PEI’s Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF) has been working with community groups in the African nation to address these issues through education-based projects. Their latest project is…

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Saving Our Seeds


Seedy Saturdays Provide Opportunities to Swap and Save Seeds For many farmers, gardeners and engaged eaters, the international distress signal, SOS, could quite fittingly translate to Save Our Seeds. There is a worldwide movement afoot to do just that and it goes by the slightly dodgy moniker of Seedy Saturdays. These seed swapping events promote community-ownership of seed, based on…

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Food on a Budget


A frugal foodie with a hungry teenager I am a sole-support, single mother who feeds a growing 13-year-old boy on a budget. I am a frugal foodie. I also understand how important it is for my son Ivan to have healthy food options as he grows (and grows, and grows…). Food can be delicious without breaking the bank. Here are…

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A passion to serve


The Upper Room Soup Kitchen’s new general manager, staff, and volunteers prepare 4,000 meals per month for their clients Walking through the doors of the Upper Room Soup Kitchen at 10:45 on a Tuesday morning I’m greeted by the delicious smell of food and the sound of laughter coming from the kitchen. “The Tuesday Girls”, as they refer to themselves,…

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