One in eight households in this region does not have enough money to buy food, a new study shows, confirming that “food insecurity” is a daily challenge for many people.
“Food insecurity is a serious public health problem that impacts physical, mental and social health,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “We need to work together to solve the problem, so let’s start a conversation about health!”
He refers to a video at youtube.com/watch?v=wEJo1Zt2wuQ
At the same time, the survey provides impetus for a campaign to set a minimum income, or mincome, for all Ontario residents.
Mincome was a success in the 1970s when a pilot project was started in Dauphin, Manitoba.
November 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary Unit will host its annual “Stuff a Cruiser with food drive” in various locations throughout SD&G. All donations received will benefit the food banks in their respective areas.
- Chartrand’s Your Independent Grocer (Alexandria) St-Vincent de Paul
- Foodland (Ingleside) Agape Centre
- Giant Tiger (Morrisburg)/Foodland (Winchester-Iroquois) Dundas County Food Bank
All food banks in SD&G depend upon the generosity of its residents, so please be a part of making the food drive a great success.