Who’s your food hero?

cfcc-food-hero-campaign-2016Looking for a way to give back to the community and honour those people who inspire you in the kitchen everyday? This holiday season, Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is celebrating the food heroes in our lives, and inviting you to do the same.

What is Community Food Centres Canada?

CFCC provides resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada to create Community Food Centres that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food. CFCC also works with the broader food movement to help empower communities to work toward a healthy and fair food system. Imagine a Canada where everyone has the means and knowledge necessary to access good, healthy food in a dignified way, and the ability and opportunity to be heard on the food issues that affect them? This is CFCC’s ultimate goal.

How can you help CFCC?

In November and December, show your food hero you care by making a donation to CFCC on their behalf. They’ll receive a personalized card and gift booklet filled with recipes and stories from some of CFCC’s favourite chefs. And you’ll know you’re helping CFCC reach even more low-income Canadians with empowering food programs that build better health, hope, and belonging.

Who’s your food hero?

Everyone has a food hero: maybe it’s grandma who spoils the grand-children with treats (that was both of mine!), maybe it’s mum or dad who teaches the kids to make their favourite meal, or maybe it’s that group of friends who gather for amazing dinners. Maybe it’s someone in the food movement who works tirelessly to make sure everyone has access to healthy food.  This holiday season, celebrate those people who make your days, nights, and holidays more special with good food with a donation that can make sure more low-income Canadians can access the healthy food they need.


mardi-michels-cfcc-food-hero-2016It’s hard for me to choose just ONE food hero in my life and it’s very hard to not just choose my own mother. My mum is the reason I cook and bake today. I grew up in the kitchen, watching her, sitting at the counter sometimes helping, sometimes just watching and, if I was good, I’d get to lick the bowl! Though mum’s been a kitchen inspiration for me since forever, some of my fondest memories around food involve her mother, my Nana Russell.

Read about #myfoodhero story here and please, consider making a donation in your food hero’s name today.

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