2016 News Archive

100 Women Who Care


Many heartfelt thanks to the 100 Women Who Care for your most generous donation.  Sharlene Arklie dropped by the office to deliver the cheque for $15,900.  Wow, wow and WOW.  Thank you so much to that group of beautiful caring women.

Plan + Shop = Save


It seems to be the topic of discussion among everyone these days, the rising cost of food.  We at Regina Food For Learning know first hand how the rising costs can affect the quantity and quality of the food we can afford. Here are a few tips to help you stretch your food dollars.

  • Plan the week’s menus by checking local flyers to determine the best buys.
  • Prepare a grocery list in advance and try to stick to your list.
  • NEVER shop on an empty stomach!  Everything looks more appealing when you are hungry, which may lead to impulse buying.
  • Buy in bulk or in large quantities, particularly non-perishables and staples.  Prices usually drop dramatically if you can buy a case lot, especially canned  goods.
  • The most expensive items are usually placed at eye level, so stoop and rise, check above and below eye level for the lower priced items.
  • Cook from scratch as much as possible. Pre-made, highly processed foods are more expensive and less healthy.
  • Find creative ways to use up leftovers.
  • Lower the amount of meat required by making casseroles, soups, stews, or stir fries.
  • Consider alternatives to meat.  Legumes and pulses such as lentils, beans, seeds, nuts, and soy protein can be healthy and inexpensive choices.