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Kawartha Lakes Food Source key part of Lindsay Farmer’s ‘Christmas Market’
Lindsay Farmers’ Market’s 25th annual Christmas market.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source key part of Lindsay Farmer’s ‘Christmas Market’

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source will play a key role at the Lindsay Farmers’ Market’s 25th annual Christmas market to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Lindsay Armouries.

As part of the festivities, from 9 am to 3 pm on each day, Kawartha Lakes Food Source will have a vendor’s booth to fundraise and to create awareness of the issue of hunger in the local community, especially at Christmas time.

Handcrafted pottery bowls, first featured as part of Kawartha Lakes Food Source’s ‘empty bowls campaign,’ will be available for sale at $30 each with all proceeds going to Food Source.

These bowls were donated by the Haliburton School of Art and Design, appropriately symbolizing the ongoing need to fill the empty bowls of those who struggle with food insecurity.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source key part of Lindsay Farmer’s ‘Christmas Market’
Heather Kirby, general manager, Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

Bowls provided to Food Source for the empty bowls campaign were made by students of the school.

Also for sale will be the Kawartha Lakes FS Special Occasion cards which depict a native bird series and were created as a fundraiser. The cards feature native birds of Canada – the Red Poll, Cardinal and Woodpecker.

“This is the perfect time of year to purchase a beautiful pottery bowl or greeting cards for the holiday season gift giving,” says Heather Kirby, general manager, Kawartha Lakes Food Source.

“At the same time, your generosity will help feed those in need and make someone’s Christmas that much more special,” she says.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source is a not-for-profit centralized distribution centre that supplies food to 10 member agency food banks and 21 local elementary and secondary school breakfast programs.

Food Source procures food from reclamation, food drives, donations, and purchasing from various sources. Its mandate includes fundraising, organizing food drives and promoting awareness of hunger and its impact in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

According to a press release, Haliburton School of Art and Design “offers an outstanding art education experience” through expanded programming that includes art, heritage, and new design studies.

Over 300 courses are offered for adults and kids, beginners and experts through full-time, part-time, and accelerated formats.

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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