Understanding Food Insecurity
Hi everyone, Yvonne here. I am back in the Hunters Bay Radio
studio with my new friend Vanessa Hurley. We have been talking about
household food insecurity in Simcoe County and Muskoka. Vanessa shared
some staggering statistics with me that actually had me choking up on the show.
One in eight (1/8) households in our area struggle to put food on the table every day and about 1500 children go to school hungry every day.
Without knowing anything else, this tells me that we need to do something
because one child going to school hungry is too many, and I love that you
have solutions, resources and people can get information at the health unit
website www.smdhu.org and search for cent$less- no money for food is
cent$less- you can get more information on costs for healthy eating in
our area and more information about household food insecurity and
why it matters and why we should care.
There are so many reasons (besides morally) that no one should be hungry.
When you look for cent$less (very clever) I would encourage everyone
to find out more information. This is our responsibility.
We can make a difference together.
Listen to the show. Share the show. Get information. Together we can create change, and let’s do something about this so that every single person is able
to put food on the table and has dignity and has the self-esteem to say “I can
do this” and does not have to make the choice of rent…or food. Let’s not make people choose. Or even heat or food. Or even choose to feed themselves
or their children. It’s not OK.Listen, share and educate yourself.
Let’s create change together!
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