Posts Tagged ‘gta’

Volunteering During COVID

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

 

 

As we watch the numbers each day and hope for a break in cases, those of us who still have our health count ourselves lucky. And as you try to do your part – wearing masks, keeping a responsible distance and trying to adjust to the new rules during this ever changing pandemic life – you might be finding yourself wanting to do more. And you couldn’t have picked a better time! There is a great need right now for volunteers in the city of Toronto.  Continue »



Second Harvest’s Hero Day

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No Waste. No Hunger” That is the simple and profound vision statement of Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest. In these tough economic times, (i.e., always) it is mind-blowing that we Canadians waste 40% of our food every year, between 27 and 31 billion dollars of food yearly while thousands go hungry every day. Sometimes restaurants order too much food and must get rid of it at the end of the day, or caterers or retailers don’t use everything they have and it gets tossed. Often it is just because the produce in question maybe has a little bruise on it, or a certain vegetable has a strange shape, or the food doesn’t look like it should appear on the cover of Good Housekeeping.Though certain retailers in this country and abroad are making some effort to curb food waste by discounting this produce, it is still a drop in the bucket.

 

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Go Jays!

Go Jays!

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Like most of Toronto, and indeed the whole country, we here at Fiesta Farms are getting caught up in Blue Jays Fever. And if you are following the series, you aware that their next game against the Texas Rangers is Wednesday October 14 at 4 p.m. Win, and the Jays move on to the Division final; lose, and it’s “Just wait til next year!”

Having waited 22 years to see the Blue Jays play in the post-season, households all over the GTA are holding at-home Jays viewing parties, offering beer, nachos, sausages and of course hot dogs with ballpark mustard. Continue »