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AFFORDABLE HOUSING & ITS EFFECT ON HUNGER

Studies have shown that housing prices and food bank activity are strongly correlated, but the effects don't stop there. The cost of housing is the single biggest reason for homelessness in a study conducted throughout 25 cities in the US — above factors such as unemployment and low-wage jobs. If cities want to curb their own homeless and hunger rates, it might be time to explore this connection even further and see what can be done about it.  

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: MIXED GRAIN PILAF WITH CARAMELISED APPLES

We all know when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when the FRESH PRODUCE BOX gives you apples, you can make a deliciously healthy treat! Like this week’s recipe pairing, a unique Mixed Grain Pilaf with Caramelized Apples. Yum!

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & RED ONION WITH TAHINI & ZA’ATAR

Another vegetarian favourite found often in the FRESH PRODUCE BOX is butternut squash. This healthy and versatile FRUIT (yes, it’s technically a fruit), is often found mashed or in soups, breads, muffins or pies. This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini & Za’atar has a delicious Mediterranean twist. Enjoy!

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: STICKY TOFU & BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

What to do when your FRESH PRODUCE BOX includes a whole head of fresh broccoli? Fill your stir-fry cravings with a delicious Sticky Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry. A perfect fresh vegetarian dish that everyone will love!

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: HOISIN CHICKEN & GREEN BEANS--A FAMILY FAVOURITE

Looking for a tasty and healthy recipe that can please the whole family? Look no further than this week’s Fresh Produce Box Recipe Pairing! This Hoisin Chicken and Green Beans recipe combines a Fresh Produce Box staple with simple ingredients for a delicious result. It even comes with a veggie alternative for those picky eaters in the family. Thank us later!

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: MEXICAN FIVE LAYER APPETIZER

If this prolonged April winter has you down in the dumps, some comfort food made from the seasonal and nutritious ingredients in the FRESH PRODUCE BOX is a must! Pretend you’re on a warm beach in Mexico with a recipe for Mexican 5 Layer Appetizer. Delicioso!

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SPRING FOOD DRIVE IDEAS

Shake the winter blues early by planning a fun and creative event to help support Eden and your community. Sick of the usual food drives? We’ve got you covered with unique ideas to inspire your next gathering. Here are a few spring fling ideas to kick off the season and feel good about giving back while having fun!

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THREE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR LOBLAW GIFT CARD

Wondering what to do with the Loblaw Gift Card in your mail? Since Loblaws announced their gift card program for price fixing, generous Canadians have been sweeping social media with messages to donate the $25 cards to their local food banks and those in need. Since then, there has been some confusion about the best method of utilising the cards for the most bang for your buck. Here are some options we thought of for you...

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: SPINACH & STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH CANDIED PECANS

This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX was jam-packed with superfoods like spinach and avocado. Our recipe is a simple and super healthy Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans. 

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: EASY CHEESY WHITE VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

...And we’re back! This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX included carrots, colourful peppers and a ton of greens so we have a recipe for an Easy Cheesy White Veggie Lasagna.

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: BAKED APPLES

This week’s box was filled with beautiful apples and our recipe is a deliciously sweet treat! 

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE

This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX included lots of greens and specifically, green beans! Today's recipe is a healthy and delicious Green Bean Almondine

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FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE PAIRING: EGGPLANT LASAGNA

This week's FRESH PRODUCE BOX included some deliciously in-season eggplant so naturally our recipe centres around them. We hope you enjoy this yummy vegetarian lasagna that's perfect for a cold mid winter night. Just add cheese! 

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INTRODUCING FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE PAIRINGS

One of our lovely and resourceful volunteers has had what we think is the BEST idea EVER! She has been matching healthy and nutritious recipes with the items that are in the FRESH PRODUCE BOX every week.

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