Social Issues

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.

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.

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

The value of being productive and the stigma of not

We are often told that it is important to contribute to society. Yet we do not always get to define what constitutes a meaningful contribution. To a large extent, that has been shaped by a system that values constant economic growth above all else. How we are valued is too often based upon our ability to be productive and to work.

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.