The Food Security Working Group, a committee of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition, will be offering the Summer Outreach Lunch Program for children again this year. The Salvation Army, Kawartha Lakes Food Source and the HKPR District Health Unit, as part of the committee, are partnering on this project.
The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition recognizes the gap in available food during the summer months for children who benefit from in-school meal programs. The catchment areas for 2019 will consist of: King Albert P.S., Queen Victoria P.S., Leslie Frost P.S., and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School in Lindsay. The program will also be expanding into Fenelon Falls and details are to be confirmed in the next few weeks.
Food Source’s goal is to make a healthy lunch consisting of a sandwich/wrap, a fruit, vegetables, yogurt/cheese and a nutritious baked treat.
It is believed that the number of children who will access the program will be 100-125 each day. The program will run on Wednesdays and Fridays each week from July 3 until August 30. This is nine weeks, 18 days worth of lunches; therefore 1,800 – 2,250 lunches will need to be made over the course of the summer.
Food Source is looking for support from churches, businesses and individuals in the community, to fund the food aspect of the program.
Support can be made through a donation of cash, grocery store gift cards, or food items (as listed below). A taxable receipt will be issued for any financial donation over $10. Donations can be dropped off at: Kawartha Lakes Food Source, 41 George St. W., Lindsay, or The Salvation Army, 30 Peel St., Lindsay.
They ask that all donations of food be dropped off at The Salvation Army on Monday or Tuesday before 4 pm to give volunteers enough time to prepare the lunches.
Food Items needed:
Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Fruit cups (unsweetened apple sauce or fruit in water)
Carrots, Cucumbers, Peppers, Lettuce
Cheese Strings, Yogurt Tubes, Block Cheese
Caesar Salad Dressing
Whole Wheat Flour
Food Source is also looking for volunteers interested in: baking on Monday mornings; making sandwiches and preparing lunches and/or delivering food on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
For more information and to volunteer contact: Janet Rodin – Community Ministries Coordinator for The Salvation Army at 705-878-5331 ext. 2 or or Christine Bone – Volunteer Coordinator for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source at 705-324-0707