Topic: Food

Soul Food Project logo (photo:: courtesy of the Soul Food Project) News / Food

The Soul Food Project launches community cookbook

January 12, 2021 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

The Soul Food Project recently launched a community cookbook highlighting young Black voices in Toronto. They have published about 100 pages worth of recipes, poems, and interviews on Issuu, all of which were created by Black home cooks and food lovers under 30. CJRU speaks with Sheldomar Elliott, one of the Soul Food Project organizers and a recent Ryerson grad, about the project’s origin, intentions and where they’ll go from here.

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Not Far From The Tree pickers (photo: Jessica Akiwi) News / COVID-19, Food

NFFTT distributes over 10,000 pounds of fruit picked from Toronto backyards

October 08, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

Between June and October, Not Far From The Tree (NFFTT) has picked over 10,000 pounds of fresh fruit from Toronto backyards. The charity has been doing this work for over a decade but this has been a season like no other. As they complete their final picks of the season, NFFT’s picking program assistant Jessica Akiwi tells CJRU about the impact they’ve made in Toronto neighbourhoods amidst rising food insecurity. 

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