HPPH receives United Way funding for Fresh Food Box program

Parent Resource Visitor, Susan Young, outside of The Local Community Food Centre preparing to deliver fresh food boxes to families in Huron and Perth. (Photo provided by Cathie Alexander, GD, Administrative Assistant, Communications Dept., Huron Perth Public Health)

Huron Perth Public Health has received funding from United Way Perth Huron to assist with a food donation program.

The Fresh Food Box program helps families with food insecurity get fresh produce which may be unavailable to them. Food insecurity is being amplified in the region and across Canada by COVID-19, making times even tougher on many less fortunate families.

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.

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“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.