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Opinion: COVID-19 could change the way we feed Canadians

For years, Canadians have survived with a patchwork system of aid to feed the hungry – a sprawling, informal network of some 60,000 charitable groups offering sustenance. Then came COVID-19, which ruthlessly exposed the precarity of this existing system. It shuttered schools, churches, domestic violence shelters, summer camps and other institutions of civil society that had helped meet pre-pandemic needs.

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Mission Summer 2020: Second Harvest and Tims’ Hero Cup

Mission: Summer 2020 continues, and Nicole joins us from Second Harvest to talk about Tim Hortons' Hero Cups. These cups will feature the names of frontline workers in the palm of your hands!

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Teaming up to fight hunger

Canada is flattening the curve on the spread of COVID-19 but the pandemic response has seen an unprecedented number of Canadians worry how they will afford to put food on the table. Among the organizations responding to the challenge is Second Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader on food recovery, which scaled up efforts through, a free donation platform connecting businesses with food surpluses to charities and non-profits in their own backyards.

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Companies come together to produce $3.6 million food donation in north

Relief is on the way for thousands northern Manitoba residents who are struggling to put food on the table. The North West Company, a Winnipeg based retailer to rural communities in northern Canada, has joined the Sprott Foundation to enable a combined $3.6 million food donation to residents of approximately 130 communities in the north – which will help ensure food availability during the economic slowdown. The program kicks off on June 1.

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Coronavirus pandemic exposing health inequities among Canadians, experts say

The ongoing coronavirus crisis is exposing health inequities that have long existed in Canada. As well, Canadian charities and agencies are busy trying to meet the increased need brought on by the pandemic. “We can see that COVID-19 is hitting communities that are socially and economically marginalized or disadvantaged hardest,” McGill University associate professor Nicholas King, who studies public health policy and ethics, told Global News.

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