Jan Poppendieck didn’t cook me the best meal I’ve ever eaten, teach me the secrets to pasta alla carbonara or take me to a mind-altering restaurant. But Jan wrote a book about food that changed my life. Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement spoke urgently to a loop that was already playing in my mind. Food handouts take us nowhere. Worse, they take us all — government included — off the hook.
Stephen Couchman works in the Philanthropic Sector and has been a supporter of the Alex Community Food Centre in Calgary and Parkdale Food Centre in Ottawa (one of our Good Food Organizations) for several years. Here, he writes about his food heroes at Homeplace, and why he is supporting Community Food Centres Canada this holiday season.
Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer and editor. Her latest book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, written with Community Food Centres Canada's CEO & President Nick Saul, is a bestseller and a winner of the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. Here, Andrea writes about her food hero, her grandmother Flo, and why she is supporting Community Food Centres Canada this holiday season
Mardi Michels is a full-time French (and cooking) teacher at Royal St George’s College. She authors eatlivetravelwrite.com where she chronicles her culinary adventures, near and far, and is a Jamie Oliver Food Revolution “Super Ambassador” for Canada. In this blog, Mardi writes about her food hero, her Nana, and why she is supporting Community Food Centres Canada this holiday season.