Impact of ‘Compass’ on People who are Vulnerable

  By The Reverend Christine Wilson, Care Advocate, Kerrisdale/Marpole Community Pastoral Resource Centre at St. Faith’s Anglican Church Many non-profit organizations supporting people in our neighbourhoods who are vulnerable often used to keep FareSavers on hand to give to clients who needed to use public transit. BC TransLink is no longer issuing ‘FareSaver’ tickets and now that theContinue reading “Impact of ‘Compass’ on People who are Vulnerable”

Food Intolerances & Food Services: Providing Choice at Community Meals

Written by Holly Heximer & Marilee Pumple, UBC Dietetics Students According to the Disability Alliance of BC, 50% of Canadian Food Bank users report having a disability, which can include digestion challenges such as celiac disease or sensitivity to wheat. Across Vancouver, many people depend on food banks and community food services, yet are faced with theContinue reading “Food Intolerances & Food Services: Providing Choice at Community Meals”

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #5)?

As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Trixie Ling is passionate about food, hospitality and building community by bringing people around a table to eat together, learn from each other, share stories and life. She believesContinue reading “WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #5)?”

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #4)?

As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Cristel Moubarak is a registered dietitian, founder of nutriFoodie, and all-round food-nut. She is a jill-of-all-trades with her love of nutrition, food, education, entrepreneurship, counselling and people. She shares knowledge andContinue reading “WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #4)?”

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #3)?

As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Karen Dar Woon, is the owner and executive chef of Your Secret Chef, my third food business. As well as working with individual households for day-to-day meals and socialContinue reading “WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #3)?”

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (Post #2)?

As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Brayden Appleby is a recent high school graduate who lives and works in East Vancouver. Each week, Brayden receives an honorarium for his role as Community Cook at CrossroadsContinue reading “WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (Post #2)?”

What is Really In a Red Coffee Cup?

  Written by Karen Giesbrecht & Simeon Pang Christmastime amplifies things. Everything seems bigger and brighter as the days draw closer to the coming of the Christ and all the seasonal traditions and festivities that surround this global event. There are opportunities for creativity, generosity, closeness and sharing the love that the holidays generate. ButContinue reading “What is Really In a Red Coffee Cup?”

Who is Changing the Conversation around How We Eat?

As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Elaine Cheng is a Food Consultant, Nutrition Analyst, Educator, and an Entrepreneur from Vancouver. Surrounded by food tasting classes, she recently completed her Master in Food Culture and CommunicationsContinue reading “Who is Changing the Conversation around How We Eat?”

New Canadians & Food Insecurity

The news is dominated by the story of the 25 000 new Syrian neighbours we expect to welcome in Canada over the next few months.  Refugees and new immigrants often experience a hunger and food insecurity in their first months in a new country for a number of complex reasons*: New immigrants often rely onContinue reading “New Canadians & Food Insecurity”

Dementia & Community Food Programs

Written by Farzana Latif & Karen Giesbrecht You are what you eat – good nutrition contributes to healthy brain development & functioning. According to some estimates, 1 out of every 3 people reading this will develop some form of dementia in their golden years. As memory and strength begin to fade, individuals with a good supportContinue reading “Dementia & Community Food Programs”