I work for a company that believes blogs are an important tool in telling our customers and friends what we do, what we stand for, and what we believe in. Never having written a blog before, I volunteered to do my part and write one. How hard could it be? The topic they gave me was Food Insecurity in Canada.
I’m a 57 year old man who was born and raised in a large city in Canada. What in the world do I know about food insecurity? Not liking what Mom made for dinner is not food insecurity. Opening a fridge door and saying “there’s nothing to eat (when the fridge is full)” is not food insecurity. I did not grow up poor (or rich, for that matter), and there was always food on the table even if it was food I didn’t like.
So I started by researching as much as I could to learn about this topic and with every blog I read, every advocacy website I visited, and every person involved in addressing this problem that I talked to I became more and more appalled.