"You know that you are poor when you need to wait to give your child his asthma medicine because you can't afford the aero-chamber."
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June 7, 2010

Public interest and support for the Do the Math campaign has surpassed our wildest dreams. The Stop Community Food Centre have been contacted by hundreds of business, community and faith leaders in our neighbourhood and across the province, as wel......read more

April 15, 2010

The Do the Math town hall meeting on Tuesday night was exciting. It was interesting to hear the other participants talk about their experience (remarkably similar to our own) but, for me, the really thrilling part was afterward when Nick asked the......read more

April 15, 2010

Thank you everyone who came out and packed barn 2 on Tuesday evening! It was exhilarating to be among all of you and to have these important conversations about how our communities are moving forward to fight poverty in Ontario. Thank you to all p......read more

April 15, 2010

Today’s breakfast was the last breakfast that we had following the exercise. We had practically no food left, except for a bit of oatmeal (enough for one person), and coffee for Rosalee and me. We thought of making flatbread again but felt that en......read more

April 13, 2010

We made it to Sunday night, barely. Avi had nine meals of the stew. I had more trouble with its (lack of) edibility so moved onto a batch of hummus we made from the chickpeas. But we had the same problem as Anand: no tahini so it tasted like cemen......read more

April 13, 2010

Join us at a community town hall this evening at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, just south of St. Clair at 7pm. Come hear the participants' experiences and strategize ways to continue to put pressure on the provincial government to address woefu......read more

April 13, 2010

With no milk, no eggs, no vegetables and a can of soup left, we caved on Saturday night and gave up on our welfare diet experiment. We went back and forth on it, wondering if we were throwing in the towel too early - we could have had a small bowl......read more

April 13, 2010

Monday: Went to a drop in center at a downtown church for a meal. No sign of the event at the church - perhaps I have the time or location wrong, or perhaps it is a seasonal program. Disappointing, since my last drop in meal was a big boost to bot......read more

April 13, 2010

Ten people asked to live on food-bank rations for one week Photo cred: David Cooper, Toronto Star For the past week, 10 prominent Torontonians have been living on food bank rations from the Stop Community Food Centre to experience life on social a......read more

April 12, 2010

Well, it's Saturday afternoon and we're out of food. The only thing left is a few spoonfuls of peanut butter. Each of us missed at least one meal to make the food stretch a little longer. Our big luxury of the week was dinner last night when we us......read more

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