Katharine Schmidt
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Katharine is the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada, the national organization representing the food bank community across the country. Over the past 25 years, Katharine has focused on organizational management, capacity building and policy and advocacy development and implementation in business, government, non-profit and charitable sectors. She has worked at a senior level with stakeholders in the agri-food industry including producers, processors, distributors and retail and food services.

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The Road To Ending Food Waste

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2016 | 7:16 AM

When we see containers of yogurt in the trash, perfectly good fruit and vegetables sent to the organics bin - we are moved to frustration when it appears that the disposed food could have been donated to a food bank. According to a 2014 report from Value Chain Management International,...

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Money Is The Non-Perishable Donation Food Banks Need Most

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 11:33 AM

Countless studies recognize the health benefits of sitting down as a family to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Childhood psychologists and dietitians alike praise the practice for its boon to physical and mental health. While family dinner is common among many Canadian families, for more than 850,000 Canadians who...

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True North Strong and Hungry

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 1:39 PM

We are lucky to live in Canada, a prosperous nation. We have weathered the recent economic crisis better than many other high-income countries. Despite this, the quality of work, level of wages and a shrinking social safety net in Canada still leave many at the door of their local food...

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