Food insecurity refers to a household's lack of access to adequate, appropriate, and healthy food - usually due to a lack of income. It is a serious problem in Canada that negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system immensely.
On average, Hastings County residents are about 25% less food secure than the rest of Canadians. As a community, we can overcome this by contributing to short, medium, and long-term solutions. Donate and participate where you can today; advocate and build for a better tomorrow.
If you or someone you know struggles with food insecurity, help is available. In Belleville, there are daily hot meals, multiple food banks & pantries, and a Good Food Box program offering fresh produce at a subsidized rate.