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 have launched our Food Support Program. 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.