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.
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 has announced the arrival of their new Youth Emergency Fund (YEF) program.
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.
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.
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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.