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Food News: Calgary and Region

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Fresh Routes and Calgary Dollars bring food security to centrally located affordable housing

A collaborative program offering low cost, fresh produce is helping fight food insecurity in the Calgary community of Manchester.

By The City of Calgary Newsroom

Published February 23, 2023

New pilot project coming to Calgary will reduce food from businesses going to landfill

Circular Innovation Council will run food rescue and diversion program

By CBC News 

Published January 27, 2023

Grad students develop program to fight food insecurity on Foothills Campus

Research inspires duo to launch Grad Snacks initiative

By Dawn Smith in UCalgary News

Published January 20, 2023

Facing rising food and housing costs, Calgary students support each other

Students call for more support on campus as they find their own solutions in the meantime

By Jo Horwood in CBC News

Published January 17, 2023


Food News

As grocery prices soar, food industry giants are posting record profits

Phoebe Stephens, a post-doctoral fellow in global development studies at the University of Toronto, tells us why she thinks the high levels of corporate concentration in Canada's food supply chain are a significant part of the problem.

Day 6 Episode 603 On CBC Radio

Published June 18, 2022


Pay-what-you-can pop-up market and cafe opens at some Calgary YMCAs

Initiative provides dignified access to fresh, healthy food on a budget, says manager

By Hannah Kost in CBC News

Published January 19, 2022


Urban farm in Calgary receives $227K to build year-round greenhouse

Highfield Regenerative Farm has been growing produce in the city since 2019

In CBC News

Published January 17, 2022


They didn't need a recipe for lentil shepherd's pie. What I learned about fighting poverty at cooking class

Our response has to consider income, says educator

By Miriam Bankey in CBC News

Published December 18, 2021


No bus ride, no forms, just food — how tiny charity startups have pushed big players to change

'We've now entrenched this as part of our system,' says Vibrant Communities Calgary.

By Elise Stolte in CBC News

Published December 8, 2021


What Cargill workers want

At the site of a massive COVID-19 outbreak at a meat-processing plant in southern Alberta, workers don’t want things to go back the way they were before.

By Joel Dryden in CBC News

Published December 1, 2021


Want to save $600 on your family's grocery bill? A Calgary mom says it's totally doable

Shoppers can use app that alerts them to deals on soon-to-expire items.

By David Bell in CBC News

Published November 30, 2021


Millions of pounds of food 'rescued' as waste diversion pushes food to charity sector

'I mean, look at this amount of pizza,' says volunteer with Leftovers app.

By Elise Stolte in CBC News

Published November 29, 2021


Calgary's large indoor veggie farms aim to match the price of California imports

The city is now home to three commercial-scale warehouse operations.

By Elise Stolte in CBC News

Published November 24, 2021


Fighting food costs: Discount stores turn 'jobbed' veggies into deals

'Produce is under pressure. We have to move it fast,' says shop owner.

By Elise Stolte in CBC News

Published November 16, 2021


Calgary families see roughly $220 added to monthly grocery bill; CBC launches new focus on food cost

Global factors pushing up the cost of food will likely remain for a while, say experts.

By Elise Stolte In CBC News

Published November 1, 2021


Vacant space repurposed into urban farm in Calgary's south end

City helps Auburn Bay residents create community garden to grow food locally.

By Hannah Kost in CBC News

Published August 3, 2021