FOOD JUSTICE NETWORK: No news isn’t always good news.
March 2012 Update
No news isn’t always good news.
In our ongoing efforts to encourage the Canadian government to do more to fight hunger, there is some good news and some bad news, says Paul Hagerman of our Public Policy Department.
The good news is that Canada has made commitments on food assistance and climate change adaptation. The bad news is that the commitments have not been announced publicly yet, so we don’t know how effective these actions will be in reducing hunger.. Read the update (scroll down to “Good news and bad…”).
New Look for the Website
Canadian Foodgrains Bank updated its website. Same great information, new look, complete with a hunger section which includes more on the meaning of food justice. Explore the site…
International Women’s Day
March 8th was International Women’s Day. In many senses, women are the keepers of food. In much of the world they grow it, harvest it, prepare it, cook it, and serve it. In fact, most of the world’s farmers are women. Read more…
World Water Day
March 22nd is World Water Day. We have a prayer you can say or share with your faith commuity. Read the prayer…
And A Big Thank You!
We want to say THANK YOU to supporters who sent roughly 400 personal letters addressed to MPs across the country in support of policy changes on the climate change financing issue. Your continued work on behalf of people who don’t have enough to eat is a vital part of the work of ending global hunger.
On behalf of the Food Justice Team,
News and Events:
Resources for Lent
Foodgrains Bank has resources to help focus your Lenten journey on the issue of hunger. Click here to explore these resources.
Ontario Food Justice Workshops
Stuart Clark is making his last appearance in Ontario as Senior Policy Advisor at Canadian Foodgrains Bank for this year’s workshops. During these interactive sessions, he’ll be talking about and asking for feedback on questions like What role of food reserves in ending hunger? and What place should hunger have in a national food policy for Canada? Find a workshop near you.
Date: March 21, 2012