The vendors’ stands in any one of Peterborough’s farmers’ markets right now are amazing. The vegetables, fruits, baking, meats, cheeses, honey, jams, and other prepared foods make your head spin as you imagine how it all might taste. How lucky we are to have such abundance on our doorstep.
2020/2021 has been a challenging year to say the least. Unwillingly, we found ourselves thrown into a brand-new world in March 2020. – A world where fostering belonging became much more difficult. Nourish tries to boost people’s Vitamin F. Indeed, through our work we seek to cultivate Friendships and a sense of belonging through Food.
The Government of Canada is doing pre-budget consultations until February 19th. This is a great opportunity to speak up for a basic income guarantee, as well as other important issues like housing, pharmacare, childcare, and more! While the questionnaire does name many of these issues, unfortunately you won’t see a basic income guarantee specifically mentioned in the survey, so you’ll have to add it in yourself.
As we enter the holidays, we would like to acknowledge that 2020 has been a very challenging year for our participants. We know from Statistics Canada that food insecurity has unfortunately grown by nearly 40% this year across the country. In this season of giving, we ask you to spend some time learning about food insecurity, and signing your name in support of a basic income guarantee.