Social Issues

Thanksgiving food drive hosted by Food Source

Last year, in the middle of the pandemic, Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) had to rethink how food donations were gathered.

A porch pick-up drive that spanned the entire town of Lindsay was held. That support helped our member food banks weather what had been a very busy year.

Fundraising above par for A Place Called Home

Coach and Horses pitches in with golf tournament reception

A golf tournament held in Dunsford raised over $1,200.00 to support A Place Called Home’s work in Lindsay.

Organizer Jim Negus approached Kim Wagg and Nicole Rochette, co-owners of the Coach and Horses to see if they’d help make it happen. Although they are new owners of the Coach, they were aware of the long history of the Coach and Negus working together to make the charity event a success and were immediately on board.

KLFS makes a stink about food insecurity

The Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) is excited to announce the kickoff of their 2021 Stinky Fish Challenge fundraiser.

223 free lunches distributed so far: Summer Outreach Lunch Program

Any elementary age child is welcome to pick up a free lunch

As of July 23, 288 lunches were prepared for the Summer Outreach Lunch Program, with 223 free and healthy bagged lunches distributed to children. The remaining 125 were donated to A Place Called Home.

Bigger Together concert from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes – Haliburton with RBM Productions is excited to present two memorable concerts this summer, according to a media release.

More supports for local victims and survivors of human trafficking

More supports for local victims and survivors of human trafficking

'The trauma of human trafficking is significant.'

The Ontario government is investing more than $780,000 over the next five years in a new community-based program to provide more young victims and survivors of human trafficking in Kawartha Lakes with the services they need.

Incentives offered for affordable housing

Developers, community housing providers, non profits, landlords and homeowners are invited to learn about various incentives available to create affordable… Continue reading “Incentives offered for affordable housing”