Many Hands Make Light Work: how do we ignite them and harness the energy?

As the new network coordinator of Our Food SENB (June 20th marked three months in the role), I’ve been learning the ups, downs, ins, and outs of a very broad network of folks in Southeast NB doing amazing work within the food movement. It’s clear that in this region, if you are interested in food security (or food in general), you won’t have to travel … Continue reading Many Hands Make Light Work: how do we ignite them and harness the energy?

Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

I recently had the pleasure of joining one of our partner organizations with some food programming at the Amherst Food Bank. Once a month or so, staff from Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre (http://www.cumberland.maggiesplace.ca/), show up at the food bank with food samples and recipes to share with food bank users. The food samples sometimes showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables, but often they incorporate food … Continue reading Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

Think you know food banks? Think again, says The Peter McKee Community Food Centre

by Steve Dawson. “Wow!” is the first word out of my mouth, upon visiting the new Peter McKee Community Food Centre in Moncton this week.  The freshly painted, bright and spacious building feels more like a modern coffee shop or neighbourhood market than what might normally come to mind when picturing a local “food bank”.  In fact, they rarely even use that term here… and with good reason. The newly … Continue reading Think you know food banks? Think again, says The Peter McKee Community Food Centre