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Food in Your Community

​Healthy eating provides a link to good health as well as a link that brings communities and families together. Equal and easy access to healthy food is important for all members of your community.

Community food programs

Find out what affordable, low-cost and emergency food programs are available in your community as well as the most desired donations for local food banks.

Local food
Learning more about local foods and where to access them in your community can help you decide whether buying local food is an option for you and your family.

The cost of eating in Northwestern Ontario
Read more about the costs of living for Northwestern Ontario families and households.

Making good food affordable
Learn more about saving money while bringing healthy food into your home. Also, explore ways you can help make food affordable for members of your community.

Public Health Question
  • Q:
    What are some vegetarian sources of iron I can give my child?
    ​There are many vegetarian iron rich foods your child can enjoy. Try beans and legumes, soy products (ie. beverage, tofu, veggie burgers), quinoa, dried fruit and dark green vegetables. Many foods such as cereals and pastas are also iron-fortified...