|Reports & Publications - Annual Report 2000
Increasing Access to Local Food Programs
Each year, the Health Unit provides and updates an inventory of services currently available to meet the food security of people living in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark counties. Currently, the food security programs available in the tri-county area can be grouped into three different types. Emergency Food Programs are designed to help people meet their short-term food needs. (Food banks at churches and community centres) Food Action and Skill Development Programs allow participants to help themselves by providing an opportunity to learn new skills, gain knowledge, benefit from social support and build self-esteem. (Community kitchens, cooking groups, and drop-in groups) Food Support Programs are designed to meet the ongoing food security needs of vulnerable groups. (Meals on Wheels, Good Food Box program, and Loaves and Fishes) Increasing the awareness of local food programs improves access to adequate and nutritious food by members of our community.
Food Support Programs are designed to meet the ongoing food security needs of vulnerable groups.