The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?

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Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Today, Rina shares her thoughts on food security and the realities of perceived choice in procuring and preparing healthy food.
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A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

Today, Lanark County Food Bank presents its first guest post! Occasionally, we will bring in someone to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Without further ado…. Continue reading A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

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Cleaning Supplies at the Dollar Store

 

Chores are one of the banal realities of life. According to this article, women spend an average of 18 hours a week on household duties (men spend less time, but still several hours a week). That’s a lot of cleaning supplies.  Statistics show we spend $42 a month on supplies, which adds up to over $500!! While it’s probably not wise to cut back on cleaning, you can cut costs on what you’re using to get the job done. Continue reading Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

Food Bank Recipes: Lentils and Rice

Lentils are not the first thing people thing people think of when asked to describe the Canadian diet. Ironically, Canada (mostly Saskatchewan) is the world leader in lentil exports. These humble legumes deserve more time in our dietary spotlight. Not only are they easy to prepare, they’re chock full of protein, fibre, folate, vitamin B1, and iron. They’re gluten-free, and have a low glycemic index, for those following restricted diets. Use this recipe, and you have a complete protein at a fraction of the cost of meat. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Lentils and Rice

6 Weird Ways to Save Money

There’s lost of ways to trim your budget that most of us already know. Cook more and eat out less, shut of lights and turn down the heat (or A/C), shop at thrift stores, and so on. There are also ways to save some pennies (and dollars) that aren’t so obvious. Here’s our top 6 picks. Continue reading 6 Weird Ways to Save Money

5 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know.

Not everyone likes to cook. Not everyone even knows how to cook. If you have enough money to eat at restaurants all the time, maybe it’s not a big deal…but most of us don’t have that kind of cash. So here’s a few things that will make even the most kitchen-phobic folks lives a little easier, not to mention saving time and money. Continue reading 5 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know.