The first time Jen Shears tried hunting she hated it. Hated getting up at 4 AM, hated not being allowed to talk, and hated all the walking. She wanted to give up after ten minutes. She complained constantly. She was seven. Despite the rocky start, she stuck with it and now the early mornings and … Read moreHow hunting connected one Newfoundland mom with her food, tradition, and the land.
Rachel Globensky with her daughter, Georgia. Food is both political and highly personal. It’s a way to feed our bodies and our souls, to sustain families and communities. Rachel Globensky is a self-described “certified foodie,” single mom to a nine-year-old daughter, and (after one too many run-ins with angry grizzly bears) a reformed forester who … Read moreHow this Thunder Bay mom inspires kids to become “food literate”
Starting a backyard garden is not only a great way to provide fresh, healthy food for your family, it’s a chance to get them outside — working together — toward a common goal. From the breaking of ground through final harvest family gardening sows memories that will last a lifetime. And working in the garden — planting, weeding, feeding, and harvesting — is … Read moreLet Your Garden Grow: Tips for Planting a Family Garden
When Holly Johnson found out kids in her community were going hungry, she knew something had to be done. So, she rallied community in the small town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and started the St Andrews Open Door Program, which discreetly distributes supermarket gift cards to people in need. Johnson juggles management of the … Read moreParents with Purpose: Food Bank Founder Holly Johnson