What is Food Security?
Food security is having enough money and access to healthy food, on a consistent basis. In Ontario, 594,000 households experience food insecurity; some of these households are in the Northern Bruce Peninsula. These include those on social assistance, those with disabilities, some seniors or some who work on a seasonal basis.
The Meeting Place ‘community hub’ is ideally suited, as a burgeoning community food centre, to provide services and initiatives to help promote local food security. These initiatives are a consistent source of education, social interaction and capacity building for those in our community experiencing various degrees of food insecurity.
The Tobermory Food Bank
The Tobermory Food Bank is located at The Meeting Place Tobermory, 20 Centennial Drive, Tobermory. It serves those in the community who experience food insecurity in various degrees. This can happen to those on social assistance, those with disabilities, seniors or those who can only obtain seasonal work. The Tobermory Food Bank receives community support in the form of food and cash donations from individuals, churches and organizations such as the United Way Bruce Grey. The Food Bank is operated by volunteers and partners with The Meeting Place to provide seamless service.