December 11, 2018
Access to healthy food is the backbone for the prevention of chronic disease and healthy growth and development of our community. How we get, as well as the types of foods we acquire is related to our health. Food security (having enough food to eat) is key to personal well-being; yet many people in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas not only have trouble getting enough to eat, costs of food can be a major burden. According to Statistics Canada, 10.2% of Thunder Bay district households reported being food insecure (inadequate access to food).