“Famine or Feast” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #8)

As we continue to explore the dynamic between food and justice, let us introduce you to… Tim Dickau has been a pastor at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, in East Vancouver, for over two decades. He led the church to refocus its mission towards the emergence of a number of creative responses as a church in and forContinue reading ““Famine or Feast” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #8)”

“God, humanity, and land” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #7)

As we continue to explore the dynamic between food and justice, let us introduce you to… Kurtis Peters currently facilitates a bulk-buying group focused on connecting local organic farms with his community around Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. He also currently teaches Biblical Hebrew and related things at UBC, and tries to plug food inContinue reading ““God, humanity, and land” – WHO IS ASKING INTERESTING QUESTIONS IN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW WE EAT? (POST #7)”

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”

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #6)?

As we continue to explore the foodie scene and who is involved in bringing good food to the vulnerable in our community, let us introduce you to… Jenn Cline is a former professional chef who also has a BA in International Development Studies (with a focus on food systems). She has always had a love forContinue reading “WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT (POST #6)?”

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?”