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Despite being ‘Canada’s Food Island’, PEI faces challenges with food security | photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty


Despite being ‘Canada’s Food Island’, PEI faces challenges with food security Food and shelter: two of the most basic needs a person has. Imagine having to choose between them. Unfortunately for a number of Islanders, that is a choice that they sometimes have to make. In a 2014 survey, 8700 households¹ in PEI were deemed food insecure. With 15.1 percent…

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A Sun Life advisor’s perspective as company holds inaugural food drive Across PEI, food drives have become a common way to fill food bank shelves and provide needed staples. The traditional holiday season rush to fill Christmas hampers has needed to evolve into a year-round cycle. May was a busy month for food drives, with a local group, Gifts from…

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Share a Little, Share a Lot

PEI Food Share looking for more volunteers First founded in 2015 by Christy Morgan to help cut down on food waste, PEI Food Share has continued to grow over the past few years, an unfortunate testament to the fact that many people in PEI suffer from food insecurity. Heather Coles stepped into Morgan’s shoes in 2017, and with the help…

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The Food and Warmth Show

A new venue, new bands and plenty of goodwill = a recipe for success. There are some holiday events you hope to get to, then there are the ones that are not-to-be-missed. For me, The Food and Warmth Show fits in the latter category for several years. An evening of fantastic live music, food, and familiar faces. It was a…

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