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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.

Understanding our food system
Read more about gatherings that took place in Kenora and Couchiching to discuss food systems in Treaty 3.

Taking Back Our Food Chain
Learn more about increasing access to healthy, affordable foods by discussing tools and supports that influence the community food system in Northern First Nations communities.

Public Health Question
  • Q:
    Can bake sales still be used as a fundraiser in schools?
    A:
    ​Bake sales are a common fundraising activity in schools. Since baked foods are being sold within the school, the items must meet the School Food and Beverage Policy guidelines. There are many recipes that can be modified to be healthier – check o...