Affordable Food

If you are struggling to provide for yourself and/or your family, you can access food banks, hampers and meal programs to help you meet your basic needs.

Health impacts of food insecurity

Research shows that adequate income to purchase nutritious food is critical to maintaining good health. Food insecurity is linked with poorer nutritional intake and multiple chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as poor mental health. Food insecurity early in life has been linked with poor outcomes related to quality of life. In children, good nutrition is essential for the development of a healthy body and mind.

Other resources

For information about the cost of healthy eating in Waterloo Region, see the resources below.

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