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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

JANUARY 07, 2022 As we continue to adjust to the evolving challenges posed by COVID-19, the wellbeing of staff, volunteers, and community members remains a priority for the Nourish and Develop Foundation (TNDF). As of January 4th, 2022, we have enhanced our COVID-19...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Take Care

#MentalHealthMonday: Take Care

Today concludes our Mental Health Monday series. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us to reach out to our community in new ways and the blog gave us space to highlight the challenging events around us as they were occurring. We would like to thank everyone who has checked...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Addressing Food Bank Stigma

#MentalHealthMonday: Addressing Food Bank Stigma

Access to food is a human right.  Yet, 4.4 million Canadians are food insecure. Food insecurity exists when access to, quality, quantity, and choice of food is interrupted. Factors contributing to food insecurity include transportation, mobility, food literacy, and,...

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Mobile Food Market 2021 Accessibility Award

Mobile Food Market 2021 Accessibility Award

The Nourish and Develop Foundation is honoured to receive the 2021 Accessibility Award for our Mobile Food Market! Have you heard about our Mobile Food Market yet? Think ­-- travelling produce stand in a rural area! Visiting towns all over Brock Township like...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Holiday Harmony Hacks

#MentalHealthMonday: Holiday Harmony Hacks

The holidays can be an exciting, joyous time of year, but they rarely present themselves like a picture-perfect Hallmark movie. One study showed up to 64% of people with an existing mental illness experienced their symptoms worsening during the holiday season due to...

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Good Food Box Merge

Good Food Box Merge

IMPORTANT GOOD FOOD BOX ANNOUNCEMENT Good Food Box is dissolving into Mobile Food Market. Originally launched in 2012, under the name “Bountiful Box”, our Good Food Box (GFB) program has sought to connect fields to tables by offering fresh and local fruits and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Caregiving

#MentalHealthMonday: Caregiving

Did you know?  In 2018, 1 in 4 Canadians provided care to someone with a health condition, a disability, or problem related to aging. Caregivers are those who provide care to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular or daily...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Barriers to Leaving

#MentalHealthMonday: Barriers to Leaving

Acknowledging the wide range of damaging effects of domestic  violence is an important step towards addressing the issue in our community and supporting survivors who have experienced the impacts of the abuse for themselves and their families. Almost everyone is...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Working Through Guilt

#MentalHealthMonday: Working Through Guilt

Guilt is the word we use to describe our feelings of shame, anxiety, frustration, and embarrassment that are related to our thoughts or actions, whether taken or perceived to be, accidentally or intentionally, that of which we deem as wrong. It is a self-conscious...

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Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar

December is typically the busiest month of the year for food banks; this is especially true for the Nourish House Food Bank at TNDF. Last year in December, they served 137 individuals, whereas in November of last year they only served 97. For many folks living in...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Travelling for the Holidays

#MentalHealthMonday: Travelling for the Holidays

The holiday season is drawing near! In the coming months, you may find yourself taking a trip to be closer to loved ones, or perhaps to spend a vacation away from home. Travelling can be met with excitement and new opportunities, but the uncertainty that is faced when...

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Scare Away Hunger

Scare Away Hunger

Food insecurity is really scary. When people have inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints, they are far more likely to suffer from ongoing and severe physical and mental health conditions and have a lower life expectancy. In order to start a...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Navigating Pregnancy

#MentalHealthMonday: Navigating Pregnancy

Though pregnancy itself lasts approximately 9 months, there is so much to be covered throughout that duration, including the time leading up to it and following birth. No two pregnancies are the same, but the experience is filled with strong emotions, bodily changes,...

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Maple Tree Community Garden

TNDF is excited to announce that we will be transforming our Maple Tree Community Garden (MTCG) into a dynamic education space by 2023. Read this blog to learn more about our vision.  The Nourish and Develop Foundation (TNDF) is excited to announce that we will...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Bushels of Fun!

#MentalHealthMonday: Bushels of Fun!

It is surreal to think about how this is our second fall season spent in the COVID-19 pandemic. This time last year some of us thought we were getting back to our regular activities slowly but perhaps indefinitely, yet here have been a couple of stay-at-home orders...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Decoding Dreams

#MentalHealthMonday: Decoding Dreams

Dreams are made up of the images, thoughts, and emotions that we experience during sleep. They are an interesting phenomenon, with so much left for science to explore. It is widely believed that everyone dreams, regardless of if one remembers upon awakening. If you...

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