A community centre in the heart of Scarborough is growing fresh vegetables for its food bank

A girl with brown hair wearing a white sweatshirt and blue apron organizes plants inside a greenhouse

Snap peas are among 26 kinds of vegetables grown at the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) for its food bank, served weekly alongside canned goods, dry goods and dairy products to 210 families. The greenhouse and gardens produce about 1,700 pounds of food per year, and all of it is donated as part of the Sustainable and Accessible for Empowering Communities (SAFE) project. Read the full article on how CICS teamed up with Prof Jayeeta Sharma’s Feeding City Lab to investigate how the pandemic impacted food systems.