Media Reports

2021

Make your voice heard on affordable housing in York Region!

Community-based research makes difference in emergency food sector 

York Region Food Network virtual cook-along is October 21 

Food Network’s compost hub continues growth sparked by pandemic 

When voting in the 2021 federal election, vote for a healthier community  

Food insecurity is an election issue 

York Region youth call for greater diversity in the local food system  

It’s time to embrace purchasing with a social purpose  

The Charitable Chef offers fun, yummy way to enjoy the outdoors this summer in York Region 

York Region Food Network takes foodie fundraiser outdoors 

Nourishing York Region beyond the pandemic 

Ontario’s 2021 budget signals an unjust recovery 

Ontario’s new budget is a missed opportunity for change 

Charitable Chef gourmet cooking experience supports York Region Food Network  

York Region Food Network partners with King Cole Ducks to fundraise for essential services  

Workers must be able to protect public without risking income, food security 

York Region Food Network celebrates BIPOC food and history  

Demand for community gardens grow during pandemic, says York Region Food Network 

Take part in York Region Food Network’s Good Food Challenge 

2020

York Region ‘Food Stories’ tell a familiar tale: food matters

Holiday Gift Drive focuses on urgently needed items for community members of all ages

Virtual event gives York Region youth a voice at the table

Taking care of one another beyond COVID-19

You Asked: When will community gardens open in Newmarket?

The unlikely suspect: COVID-19 boosts empathy, collaboration in Vaughan

Coronavirus strips Aurora vegetable gardens of sense of community

1 in 7 faces food insecurity: YRFN hosts virtual event on income security

Gallery: Thoughts of spring draw gardeners to Seedy Saturday (16 photos)

Indigenous seed, land practices highlight of Newmarket’s Seedy Saturday

Popular workshop explores Afro Caribbean culture through food (14 photos)

WinterFresh trivia fun raises funds for community food programs

MAP: 5 Black History Month events to enlighten, educate, entertain in York Region

Black History Month features storytelling, music, dance, art, cuisine

2019

Who decides what we eat? Industry or science?pdf version

Relaxation and Mindfulness in the Garden

Youth participants learn everything food at first ever Youth Food Festival in Aurora

Food network brings taste of globe to the table (12 photos)

Pop-up Art Hives have community garden buzzing with creativity (10 photos)

To help prevent chronic disease, Ontario should not cut public health fundingpdf version

2017

Kids whip up healthy options as Food Network gets back to basics

‘Garbage food for garbage people’ not solution to hunger

York Region Food Network unveils new logo

Upper Canada Mall market 1 of many upscale grocery stores in York Region

Learn to grow veggies at York Region Food Network’s Seedy Saturday

Seniors build community by sharing food and stories in Richmond Hill

2016

Community gardens help residents know where food comes from

ACE Bakery hosts fundraiser for York Region Food Network

2015

York Region Food Network’s upStream needs cash for crops

Community garden in Markham to end after two decades

York Region leaders hear calls for basic income guarantee

Digging in to nutritious food ideas in York Region 

Market Musings – Jan Freedman (scroll to page 5)

2014

The Ripe Idea Puts Excess Fruit to Good Use

Time’s up on food banks: Stonehocker

Thought for Food: Food Charter Champions Resilient Food System

2013

Food bank use jumps 25% here, nationally

York Region Food Network AGM

York Region develops food charter

Canada can do more to help its hungry, conference told

2012

2012: Newsmaker: York’s Food Network seeks municipality partnership

400K-plus use Ontario food banks: report

Healthy choice should be easy choice

York food network promotes gardening

Community garden need growing

Network creates York food charter

There’s no relief in sight

2011

Draft food charter expected next year

Food bank use remains high

Poverty activists frustrated

Working poor documentary screened in York

Composting Celebration

Economy driving food bank use

Food bank use still rising

Forget chocolate, poor want healthy food

Anti-poverty duo gain ally in York

2010

York’s leaders ‘do the math’

Food bank demand highest in 15 years, report states

Food for thought

Markham oasis for newcomer

New poor a ‘disturbing phenomenon’ 

Shelves getting bare

Hunger report cuts to issue’s core

Spring food drive sets 80,000-pound goal

Farmers needed to help build food guide

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