KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha Lakes Police Service is looking to make sure that there are no empty stomachs this holiday season in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Based on the latest available after-tax low-income measures through 2019 Taxfiler (T1FF) data 13.1% (9,625) of Kawartha Lakes households are considered low-income. 13.% of households are food insecure according to the Poverty Reduction Roundtable.This includes 16.5% (2,000) of children 0-17 years of age, 13.2% (5,710) of adults 18-64 and 10.7% (1,915) of adults 65 and older. 51% of people who rent in our area spend more than 30% of their income on shelter costs. People currently wait 3-5 years for subsidized housing.
The pandemic has made the situation even worse for many.
The annual “Cram A Cruiser” event tomorrow, November 27th is in support of Kawartha Lakes Food Source. The event will be held at the Loblaws at 400 Kent Street West in Lindsay from 11am to 2pm.