Thinking Outside of the Donation Box:  Looking beyond the charity model of addressing food insecurity in Canada  

Thurs. Dec. 17, 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST

A message from Trent University:

As we near the 40th anniversary of food banking in Canada, food insecurity is only growing. The most Canadians ever, 4.4 million, were living with food insecurity before the pandemic and that number is only increasing. As corporate food retail profits soar while our Prime Minister implores Canadians to donate to food banks, a broken system is increasingly revealed.

Join this live illustrated event to hear two food insecurity experts discuss the charity food model from the perspectives of income security and food systems – and provide their thoughts on how we can move forward.


Elaine Power  (Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies and Head of Gender Studies at Queen’s University)

Rod MacRae (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University)

Registration at Eventbrite is required and is limited to 100 participants:

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This webinar is supported by Trent University and Grow Change, a community-campus enterprise dedicated to realizing a more sustainable and just local food system.