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Ready Steady Cook-style challenges help young homeless people to eat well

cooking 150x150 Ready Steady Cook style challenges help young homeless people to eat wellEvery Tuesday at 6pm the training room at the Foyer – an accommodation centre for young people affected by homelessness – is hastily converted into a makeshift diner for Free Food Tuesdays. Computers are shifted, tables are pushed together and kitchen roll artistically folded. The residents start to arrive for a weekly meal with a difference. Read more.

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Homeless

FoodCycle: turning food waste into healthy meals and smiles

The 10 May 2009 will always be remembered as the pivotal day in FoodCycle’s history – the very first meal we served. After six months of getting the key ingredients of surplus food, volunteers and a kitchen together, it was game on. Read more. 

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homelessness policies

Giving the homeless a place to live costs less than providing shelters and emergency services

Last month, the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) released a compilation report on the costs of caring for Canadians on the street. While homeless advocates usually make appeals to compassion and morality when championing policy reforms to help the most impoverished of this country’s citizens, the report attempts to illustrate empirically the financial impact of homelessness.

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