Money to help healthy babies program in Huron and Perth

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Huron Perth Public Health has recently received a monetary donation from the United Way Perth Huron.

The $3,375 donation will go towards the health unit’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program and help local families purchase food and other essential baby items.

The funding comes at a critical time as some local families continue to struggle with financial hardships, increased stressors and anxieties, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families connected to the program receive a one-time $75 gift card to use at a local grocery store.

“Receiving this one-time grant helps ease some anxiety around money for groceries and other essential items during this unprecedented time,” said Amanda Kerr Lange, Public Health Nurse.