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Food Insecurity

Hunger in wealthy Canada and the Right to Food: A conversation with Graham Riches

Food is a Right

As charitable proclivities to donate to food banks have been in hyper-drive in response to COVID-19, including by the provincial and federal governments, Graham Riches continues to name a deep concern around how food banks prop up a broken food system in a pandemic context. He argues they are distracting us from the poverty reduction and income security policies it would take to uphold government’s responsibility to the Right to Food and progressively realize food security for all.

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Wicked Questions at the Intersections of Poverty Reduction, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in BC

The Gateway’s Community of Practice dove into some Wicked Questions underpinning community food security work in BC, as a way of deepening our conversation on poverty reduction and food insecurity in BC.

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The Time is Now: Community of Practice Links Up Poverty Reduction, Food Insecurity, and Food Costing

Our November 2018 Community of Practice conversation linked up poverty reduction (with discussion of the upcoming BC Poverty Reduction Plan), food insecurity, and the recent 2017 Food Costing Report. Read on to learn what Trish Garner and Melanie Kurrein brought to the conversation.

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Catching up with the Northwest Food Security Partnership: A year of convening from Masset to Prince George

Laurie Gallant

Huddled over a picnic table on Gabriola Island, the Gateway caught up by phone with Laurie Gallant 1,300 km away in New Hazelton. Laurie champions the emerging Northwest Food Security Partnership.

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