Health Unit receives funding from United Way to provide families with fresh food boxes

Susan Young delivering fresh food boxes

Photo caption: Parent Resource Visitor, Susan Young, stands outside of The Local Community Food Centre preparing to deliver fresh food boxes to families in Huron and Perth.

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) recently received funding from United Way Perth Huron to support the Fresh Food Box program.

The Fresh Food Box program aims to provide families living with food insecurity access to fresh produce, which may not be consistently available to them. Food insecurity is experienced by families who have an inadequate income to afford food after paying rent, bills and other living expenses. Food insecurity concerns are being amplified by COVID-19.

HPPH has partnered with The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford to provide Huron and Perth families connected to the Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program with a monthly food box. Over 100 fresh food boxes are distributed each month to HBHC families.

“Delivering the food boxes is also a great opportunity to provide parents with recipe suggestions and tips on feeding children to support healthy growth and development,” says Susan Young, Parent Resource Visitor.

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