Feeding the hungry isn’t about charity — it’s about community.

It’s a common myth that the poor and hungry are lazy, only using the system, expecting hand-outs while doing next-to-nothing. Who wants to support (or enable) “these people” with their own hard-earned money? more

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

On May 1st, the Great Veggie Grow Off was launched as a friendly competition among Almonte, Carleton Place and Beckwith community gardens to grow food for the Lanark County Food Bank. Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?

Kitchen Scraps Casserole

kitchen scraps casserole

“Casserole” generally describes a dish cooked in one pot or dish – the fewer dishes the better! This recipe includes foods that you likely have on hand to make a quick, nutritious, delicious and low-cost meal.

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Food Bank Recipes: Canadian Gold Edition

Wow. What amazing Olympic Games we had. And how proud are we of our 221 athletes?! We were well represented, and we walked away with fistfuls of hardware, including 10 gold. With Sochi behind us, we look forward to February 28th, which is not just the last day of the month, but also Yukon Heritage Day. So this recipe for Yukon Gold Potato Soup seems very appropriate (and delicious). As always, most of the ingredients can be found in a food hamper or purchased very inexpensively at dollar stores or other discount stores. This makes this dish filling, frugal, and perfect for that last stretch of winter. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Canadian Gold Edition

Food Bank Recipes: Canned Beans

On Tasty Tuesday, we highlight tasty, nutritious, easy-to-put-together recipes using ingredients typically found in a food basket or cheaply available at the store. Today we provide an unfussy, super-tasty recipe for a bean salad. Between the beans and the hard-boiled eggs in the salad, you have a great source of protein for a light meal. The recipe comes from Turkey, and in Turkish this dish is called piyaz. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Canned Beans

Food Bank Recipes: Extra Easy Casserole

Though you need an oven to make this dish, it makes a lot of food that can feed a family or get portioned and frozen to make several meals. Filling and yummy, this is a super simple recipe that should please everyone, and would be easy to adapt for gluten sensitivities, vegetarians, restricted salt or low-fat diets and more. You can prepare it the night before and pop it in the oven after work and/or when the kids get home. My kind of meal. Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Extra Easy Casserole