[#AD ] Living with less is trending right now, but for some people it’s not a choice. Over 4 million Canadians struggle to fill up their plates every day (usually portions no bigger than shown on this 'minimalist plate') and more than 1 million turn to food banks each month. Distressingly, one-in-five Canadians (20%) have skipped a meal because they couldn’t afford to buy anything.
After a weekend of holiday indulging, thinking other families struggled to afford a nutritious meal is, well, really hard to swallow.
You already know we're super passionate about supporting hunger & food donation initiatives, so we're proud to partner with our friends @catellipasta who for every box of pasta purchased between April 15 to May 31, 2019, will donate a serving of pasta to food banks across Canada. Such a simple way to make an impact in your community.
We chose to go light on Easter gifts this year and instead put that money toward supporting our local food drives, partly by loading up a bit extra on the boxes of pasta we were already buying on our last grocery run and popping them in the donation bin at checkout.
While Instagram is full of delectable recipes and enticing images of food,
more than one-quarter (27%) of Canadians agree that social media would make them feel insecure about not having the money to feed themselves if they go to a food bank. We love sharing our tasty creations with you, and knowing others may feel insecure about it isn't a great feeling, but simple recipes with affordable ingredients most already have at home are my favourite to share, including the easy peasy Pasta Aglio e Olio tutorial we're dishing on IG stories today.
Let's help @catellipasta reach their goal of donating 1 Million servings of pasta to food banks and support their commitment to help tackle food insecurity nation-wide. Find out more by visiting Catelli.ca/givingfeelsgood #GivingFeelsGood ...
In 5 years we’ll look back and only wish we’d done more. We fully back and support @extinctionrebellion not because we want to cause disruption to Londoners or pretend as though we are “perfect” environmentalists but because time is running out for us to avoid complete ecological catastrophe and we really do not know what else to do. While education and awareness coupled with healing our relationship with ourselves are integral for a deep shift in consciousness they mean nothing if action does not follow. As history has taught us, it is grassroots, bottom-up movements that have the power to create radical top-down change. This is the civil rights movement of our time and to become carbon neutral we need policy change and politicians on our side, now.