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Missing Coffee, Missing Friends*

*Some days I wasn’t sure what I was missing most. I’m writing this post late Friday night. My participation in the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge is coming to an end. I had expected this to be relatively easy. After all, in 2008 I had lived off of $20 a week for food during Lent. That had to last me the weekend as well. If you visit the post you can tell by the picture there’s quite a haul of food.…Continue readingMissing Coffee, Missing Friends*

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Cheap in the Kitchen

Earlier this week I began the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge. One of the things that I discovered quite quickly was that it was difficult to actually prepare somewhat balanced meals. When it comes to cooking, there is cheap and then there is CHEAP. This week’s poverty pledge landed me in the second category. Cheap Ingredients: One thing I’ve found this week is that I’ve essentially ended up eating one meal and maybe adding a little bit of snacking (boiled eggs…Continue readingCheap in the Kitchen

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Food Community

Poverty Pledge-Winnipeg Harvest

Today marks the start of Winnipeg Harvest’s Poverty Pledge campaign. This campaign helps Harvest to raise awareness of food security issues. It also aims to help participants to develop greater empathy with the many in our city who struggle to provide themselves with the most basic necessities of life. My other posts related to the poverty pledge are here and here. The process is quite simple. During the five days of the Poverty Pledge, I have $3.96 to feed myself.…Continue readingPoverty Pledge-Winnipeg Harvest

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Birthday Brunch, Bell Tower Cafe

Due to Google space restrictions I left the word community out of the title for this post. While it’s not in the title, community is at the very heart of the Bell Tower Community Cafe. Today marked the cafe’s first birthday. Like any good birthday, this one was celebrated with a party. A brunch party serving pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Also, like any good party, there was plenty of conversation and good music as well.As…Continue readingBirthday Brunch, Bell Tower Cafe

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Bell Tower Community Cafe

It’s a typical scene that you see at many food banks. People come in the door, line-up and wait as they proceed along to the table, where they register to receive a food hamper. However, it’s what happens after they’ve registered that make this food bank a little different. This food bank is the Bell Tower Community Cafe, operating out of Westminster United Church. Once the clients have registered they are encouraged to go and grab a bowl of soup,…Continue readingBell Tower Community Cafe