Social Issues

Support needed for women experiencing homelessness: Shoebox Project

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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. 

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.