Social Issues

Sobeys, customers, donate big to Salvation Army food bank in Fenelon

On the heels of a successful Christmas campaign and completion of its building renovation, The Salvation Army in Fenelon Falls was the recipient of more community generosity — $13,000 worth of Sobeys gift cards.

20 years of Kawartha Lakes Food Source

The idea for a central depot for local food banks was borne in 2000, when a collective of community members representing a variety of local organizations answered the call to action when observing a sudden increase in individuals seeking food support.

A Place Called Home Youth Emergency Fund ready to help at-risk youth

A Place Called Home Youth Emergency Fund ready to help at-risk youth

A Place Called Home has announced the arrival of their new Youth Emergency Fund (YEF) program.

Root causes of local hunger made obvious by pandemic

Echoes provincial pattern

The most common reason given for visiting local food banks is the high cost of housing. Following close behind are medical expenses, unemployment, low wages, not enough working hours, and the high cost of food.

The Green Resilience Project to explore links between climate change, income security

A series of 25 to 35 conversations is set to happen across the country – including in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock – which will explore the link between climate change, income security, and community resilience.

Support needed for women experiencing homelessness: Shoebox Project

Local resident Kerri Murphy is seeking support from the Kawartha Lakes Community in her efforts to reduce the feelings of… Continue reading “Support needed for women experiencing homelessness: Shoebox Project”

Free Little Food Pantry open at Kirkfield Public Library

Give what you can, take what you need

The “Free Little Food Pantry” is now open at the Kirkfield Public Library and is located on the west side of the building beside the parking lot, according to a media release.