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Challenging month for Canadian food banks amid holidays, rising demand

Challenging month for Canadian food banks amid holidays, rising demand

MONTREAL — Increasing demand for food assistance this year, coupled with a regular spike in users during the holiday season, has strained Canadian food banks this month, the directors of multiple Canadian food bank associations say.
Nebraska governor stands firm on rejection of federal money to feed food-insecure children

Nebraska governor stands firm on rejection of federal money to feed food-insecure children

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Republican governor on Friday reiterated his rejection of $18 million in federal funding to help feed children who might otherwise go hungry while school is out.
Add an old English twist to your holiday cocktails with sloe gin. Here are 4 recipes

Add an old English twist to your holiday cocktails with sloe gin. Here are 4 recipes

LONDON (AP) — Sloe gin is a festive old English drink that's especially well-suited to the winter holidays . You can drink it over ice, try it in a cocktail , or forage for sloe berries and make a home batch.
Whistler’s new community kitchen concept starting to take shape

Whistler’s new community kitchen concept starting to take shape

Whistler ROCKS seeking permanent space and charitable status in 2024
One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

With labor-intensive holiday meals out of the way, this week calls for ease — without sacrificing flavor. Which is why traybakes are the perfect antidote.
Iowa won't participate in US food assistance program for kids this summer

Iowa won't participate in US food assistance program for kids this summer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will not participate this summer in a federal program that gives $40 per month to each child in a low-income family to help with food costs while school is out, state officials have announced.
Post-flight feast: Study suggests reindeer vision evolved to spot favorite food

Post-flight feast: Study suggests reindeer vision evolved to spot favorite food

CONCORD, N.H.

New York City faulted for delays in getting emergency food aid to struggling families

Thousands of struggling families in New York City are enduring unacceptably long wait times for emergency food and cash aid because of delays that violate a 2005 federal court order, advocacy groups said in new legal filings.
Fork in the Road: Sleigh your holiday stress

Fork in the Road: Sleigh your holiday stress

Enough is best when it comes to gifting, and more
For a holiday gift with a personal touch, mix up some homemade granola

For a holiday gift with a personal touch, mix up some homemade granola

As the end of the year speeds toward us, we've kicked into full-on gift-giving mode . And nothing makes folks feel more appreciated than a homemade gift, especially one they can eat and share. For me, granola is always the answer.