Thinking about food

The past week or so I have had the privilege to be involved with a few shoots that have me thinking about food.  Food or the lack of for some folks.  Last week I was involved with the CBC Foodbank day and witnessed the flood of generosity of so many lower mainland folks.  $567,085 was raised for the local foodbanks. ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/12/10/bc-food-bank-day.html )

This week I spent a day, at Quest Food Exchange, helping with a video documentary.  I was introduced to Quest many years ago by Odette Hidalo, to make images for their use in marketing materials.  I loved every minute of it and loved the whole premise behind what they do.  I am happy to see over the years their programs and organization are helping so many.  I love the statement – Reducing hunger with dignity.  They not only rescue food that might otherwise go to waste, they provide training for folks, they teach nutrition and how to cook healthy.  I was moved by an interview with one lady who has been a Quest client and is also a volunteer now, giving back.. just so amazing. Check out their website:  http://questoutreach.org/about/reducinghunger.html

This morning I read an article about Paul McCartney coming to town and being served food from the street farm which is close to the stadium.  I have walked by it so many times and never read up on what it was about.  Its run by an organization called Sole food street farm.  http://solefoodfarms.com/about/  They grow, and train how to grow produce, providing jobs to those in the local area who many not otherwise be able to work.

Also Check out Save on Meats – Butcher shop, dinner, and another place helping the community with food and work experience programs  http://saveonmeats.ca/ (Mark Brand from Save on Meats was a guest at the CBC foodbank day) http://saveonmeats.ca/big-decision/

There are many more organizations out there but these are just a few whom I have been touched by their stories, maybe you will be too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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