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Summer: Helping your family beat the boredom

The final bell of the school year has rang and at long last summer freedom has arrived. Finally a time to do all those things you dreamed of doing. Maybe it's riding your bike, swimming with friends, water balloon fights, laying on a beach, or starry night campfires. Whatever it is, the possibilities are endless, and the time is yours. For many children and their families these possibilities come at a price; both financially and structurally, many of which may struggle with the new demands. Suddenly the hours of the day that were filled with learning and social interactions at school return to home and parents may find themselves struggling to meet the demands of their children. This also me

How to run a successful food drive

The Goal: Food Secure Communities There is a strong link between household income and food security. Income is also a strong predictor of health. According to the London Poverty Research Centre, food security exists when “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy lifestyle." In London, low income families are finding it harder to meet their basic needs. A Snapshot of London The results of the 2015 Nutritious Food Basket Survey indicate that the cost of eating healthy for a single man receiving Ontario Works was roughly $290, or 39% of total monthly inco

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