Starved For Social Connections

Part four of a four-part series examining what malnourishment looks like in Metro Vancouver and exploring how we can address this unnecessary phenomenon. In Part One of this series, we reflected on how malnourishment can be both widespread and hidden. Part Two discussed how people can be fed yet under-nourished. Part Three looked at howContinue reading “Starved For Social Connections”

Zsuzsi Dreams And Draws

Westside Food Collaborative Coordinator Zsuzsi Fodor talks about the vision behind the mobile market in this video: to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Westside seniors in need, mobilize community and change food policy in the long run. If you’d like to show your support for seniors experiencing food insecurity, please sign the Plenty PledgeContinue reading “Zsuzsi Dreams And Draws”

First Mobile Market Day A Major Success

Written by South Granville Senior Centre’s Tania Ehret. On July 18th our first Westside Mobile Food Market was a major success, selling out all of our produce. Our fresh products consisted of cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, mint, cherries, cauliflower, onions, bananas, and new potatoes. Project Coordinator, Annie, and volunteers Madeline, Elizabeth, and Raymonde set up anContinue reading “First Mobile Market Day A Major Success”

The Plenty Campaign: Add Your Voice, Sign The Pledge!

Exciting news! The Westside Mobile Food Market is rolling out for the first time this summer to bring fresh, affordable fruits and veggies to seniors and other vulnerable people living on Vancouver’s Westside. To help raise awareness for this great partner initiative, Planted is launching “The Plenty Campaign” today. Please take one minute to addContinue reading “The Plenty Campaign: Add Your Voice, Sign The Pledge!”

Market On Wheels Rolls Out To Help Westside Seniors

If the people can’t come to the food, then the food must come to the people! That’s the concept behind the Westside Mobile Food Market: to bring fresh food to people who need it. From July 18 until the end of September, this not-for-profit market on wheels — the first of its kind to serviceContinue reading “Market On Wheels Rolls Out To Help Westside Seniors”

Malnutrition Through Over-Nutrition

Part Three of a four-part series examining what malnourishment looks like in Metro Vancouver and exploring how we can address this unnecessary phenomenon. In Part One of this series, we defined malnourishment and reflected on how it can be both widespread and hidden in our city. In Part Two, we discussed how people can beContinue reading “Malnutrition Through Over-Nutrition”