Tags : food

Working the land to grow your own food

With inflation and the cost of living rising, members of our community are changing the way they get their food. Mandy Sandbach has been teaching people how to grow their own food for years now. Sandbach spoke at SACPA in Lethbridge explaining how people can curb their hunger through working the land instead of heading […]Read More

Lethbridge MP says Canadians need help now.

When it comes to the cost of food a recent survey says 24 percent of Canadians are buying less of it due to higher prices. The study says inflation is hurting many including our seniors, single moms and the disabled. Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas says so many Canadians are hurting right now.Read More

Tasty food on display for Whoop Up Days

The rich aroma of food is always a crowd pleaser at Whoop Up Days. This year food vendors have once again made their way back to the midway to serve up some excellent grub. Including cotton candy, lemonade and candy apples. Caronie Wilson, the Food Service Manager for Buttazzoni Amusements says it’s an awesome feeling […]Read More

Nobleford food pantry addressing food insecurity

The Town of Nobleford has now joined a growing list of small communities in creating a free little pantry. They offer food judgement free for those who need it. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the creators of the pantry say this is a great option for people as the town doesn’t have access to a […]Read More

Sixty thousand pounds of food donated during Target Hunger food

The annual Target Hunger Food drive took place this past weekend in Lethbridge with many donations coming in from across the city. With a goal of 50,000 pounds, the Interfaith Food Bank far exceeded that goal, collecting 60,000 pounds of non-perishable items. Danielle McIntyre with the Interfaith Food Bank says they do expect more food […]Read More

50,000 pound food goal for Target Hunger

The yellow bags have been dropped off and volunteers with Target Hunger are set to pick up food donations tomorrow. Target Hunger is a city-wide food drive hosted by the Interfaith and Lethbridge Food Banks. Lethbridge residents are asked to fill the yellow bags with non-perishable food items and leave them on their front porch […]Read More

No food bank in the Town of Raymond, community food

Thanks to a $13,650 grant through a community foundation group, the Town of Raymond will soon have a fully functioning food storage shed for people to come and grab what they need. As BCN’s Angela Stewart explains, the help is so needed especially at a time when inflation is through the roof.  Read More

Town of Vegreville lending a helping hand to Ukraine

The Town of Vegreville Alberta has a large contingent of Ukrainian people. The mayor of the town says the war in Ukraine is really affecting many in his community. Tim MacPhee says many of their residents are first-generation Ukrainians and they are doing their part to help the victims of war. “We have a sister […]Read More

Fundraiser for free food shed in Raymond

The Town of Raymond does not have a food bank. To help provide for locals in need the Free Pantry Society of Raymond which has been distributing hygiene and non-perishable food items to the town’s less fortunate in the form of little free pantries since 2020. According to the last census for the town in […]Read More

Agriculture Day celebrated across Canada

Tuesday was Canada Agriculture Day and it’s a time where Canadians celebrate not only where most of our food comes from but also the people who grow and produce our food. Byrne Cook with Lethbridge College explains the importance of the agriculture industry. “I think one of the really interesting things about agriculture is that […]Read More

Fundraising for our city’s most vulnerable

The Coldest Night of the Year event will be taking place this weekend. So far, the fundraiser by Streets Alive Mission has raised close to $50,000 with a $70,000 goal. Jennifer Lepko, the Director of Fund Development for Streets Alive, says there are a number of items the organization will be able purchase to help […]Read More

Creating chili to help out food banks

On Family Day, Food Banks Alberta is hoping to connect the community together through a bowl of chili. The Together at the Table event is looking to highlight the stat that there has been a 29 per cent increase in food bank use within Alberta over the past year. Food Banks Alberta has partnered with […]Read More

Supply chain issues affecting Lethbridge Foodbank

Supply chain issues are not only affecting food in the grocery stores, but it seems to also be affecting food banks. Officials at the Interfaith Foodbank in Lethbridge say so far they were doing okay with keeping their shelves stocked throughout the Christmas holidays, but now they are running low. Executive Director at Interfaith Danielle […]Read More

Aquaponics benefits discussed at SACPA

Aquaponics has been a topic of conversation lately. Aquaponics is a food production system that brings together aquaculture and hydroponics. Fish eat and produce waste to be able to make the perfect fertilizer for growing plants. The water is then fed to hydroponically grown plants. Michael Lavorato has been working in aquaponics for the last […]Read More

Firestone on list of top 100 patios in Canada

One of Lethbridge’s staple restaurants has been awarded with the title of one of the best outdoor dining patios in our country. The list was created by Open Table Canada using reviews from last year. Only one restaurant made the list south of Calgary. That was the Firestone Restaurant and Bar in our city. Marketing […]Read More

Feed Lethbridge to raise funds for food banks

A city wide dinner party is set to take place this weekend. Feed Lethbridge raised over $25,000 last year, and both food banks are expecting to generate even more funds for this year’s event. Community members are asked to host dinner parties for friends and families at their own locations to generate money for the […]Read More

Hatter serves up homemade eats

A new food preparation and delivery service is taking off in Medicine Hat. Chris Walne started Streetchef in April of this year and the response has been overwhelming.  He works in northern Alberta as a kitchen service manager, but due to high demand he is about to run his business full time. Walne gives us […]Read More

Lethbridge restaurants dish out unique eats in first ever La

There is something that humans and ninja turtles have in common…our love for pizza.  And this week is a great week to find a unique piece of pie, as it is La Pizza Week across Canada. La Pizza Week is a Canada-wide initiative to support local restaurants struggling through the pandemic.  By showcasing original recipes, […]Read More

Restaurants taking another hit with the latest restrictions

Restaurants have been ordered to close in person dining once again as of 12pm Friday but patio service will still be permitted in Alberta. Takeout orders are still being allowed as well but the Alberta Hospitality Association says those sales represent just five percent of the industry and the closure of indoor dining once again […]Read More