March 2021 – Philanthropy & Food Security


Walking into a local grocery store and seeing empty shelves can be a frightening sight for consumers who depend on the global shipping industry and supply chains to feed their family. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, empty grocery shelves became commonplace due to an unprecedented demand for food and supplies. Food insecurity is defined as the “inability to acquire or consume an adequate diet quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways.”

Generally, families face food insecurity when their income is inadequate to purchase quality food, however, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed some vulnerabilities in Canada’s food supply-chain. For example, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newfoundland and Labrador had just a “five-day supply of food” that was further threatened by potential shipping service closures.

Place-based philanthropic organizations play a key role in supporting post-pandemic community recovery strategies. In this special monthly edition, led by PhiLab’s Atlantic Hub, we explore the intersection of food security and philanthropy through innovative case studies and stories of resilient communities responding to the global health crisis.

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March 2021 Newsletter – Philanthropy & Food Security

Philanthropy and Food Security

  • Special EditionPhilanthropy & Food Security
  • Next edition: Spotlight on PhiLab Researchers
  • Recent Publications
  • Upcoming events
  • News from our Regional Centers
  • News from our Members
  • News from our Partners
  • Featured Philanthropic Profile
  • Alliance featured article of the month
  • Consult the March 2021 newsletter here