Social Issues

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. 

Food insecurity in Kawartha Lakes one of the highest in province

Household food insecurity in Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton was more than 14 per cent in 2019, whereas the provincial food insecurity average is about 13 per cent, making this area one of the most food insecure in the province. 

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.