September often brings the excitement of children being back in school, however, it also brings the task of packing lunch boxes. For families that are on a limited budget or accessing food assistance, packing lunches can add additional stress. In response to the financial burden COVID-19 is having on our North Simcoe community, we are launching the next round of our Emergency Food Program on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021. Through this program, families who are struggling with food security will have access to a $25 food voucher at Independent Grocer in Midland, and tips on how to help pack a healthy and budget friendly lunch. *Quantities are limited and based on a first come first served model.
Research has shown that children who eat healthier perform better in school, highlighting the importance of a nutritious lunch. Click here for ideas on how to pack a healthy lunch on a budget.
To be eligible for this program, you must identify as having emergency food related challenges, living with a child or youth under the age of 18, and reside in Chigamik’s primary catchment area which includes: Midland, Township of Tiny, Tay Township and Penetanguishene.