NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events
Not everyone’s fortunate enough to be feasting at Thanksgiving. Hunger is a major issue for the city’s poor, whom Second Harvest works tirelessly to help. Their Community Lunch fundraiser on Thursday (October 8) celebrates the restaurateurs active in the program and those who support food rescue in the workplace. Rock Lobster, Salad King, Sullivan & Bleeker Baking Co., Twist by Roger Mooking and many other restos are serving food items priced from $4 to $6, with proceeds going to Second Harvest. 11 am to 2 pm. Yonge/Dundas Square, 1 Dundas East. secondharvesthero.ca.
Diana Bronson, executive director of Food Secure Canada, talks zero hunger and food-security issues at a University-Rosedale all-candidates debate at William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks, on Thursday (October 15), just in time for World Food Day. 6:30-9:30 pm. Free. Pre-register via campaign.foodsecurecanada.org.
The Council of Canadians‘ Toronto chapter hosts a discussion on the hazards of fracking for wildlife and groundwater at Annette Library, 145 Annette, Tuesday (October 13), 7 pm, featuring the council’s Tara Seucharan. Get involved. Free. 416-393-7692.