This blog discusses the relationship between community, social environment, and food insecurity while assessing the impact of a lack of connection on society.
People experiencing food insecurity are resilient and resourceful in meeting their basic needs.
A recent project by our Research Team explored how changes in social assistance and economic factors influence Calgary Food Bank usage.
The Calgary Food Bank takes food safety very seriously. We monitor the temperature of our fridges, freezers, and trucks, we have handwashing stations throughout the building, and Quat sanitizers are plentiful for clean workstations.
Research has demonstrated that the more severe a household’s food insecurity is, the greater their odds are of experiencing adverse mental health outcomes.
Throughout the Weekends And More program review, we have been working with Céileann Regan and Charity Alcocer, two Public Health Dietitians to better understand food insecurity among students and their families, and the strengths and challenges associated with school backpack programs.