Kawartha Lakes Food Source is a community effort to reduce hunger in the City of Kawartha Lakes by:
(1) maintaining a central warehouse to supply food to organizations that provide food to individuals in need,
(2) raising public awareness, and
(3) working in concert with other local not-for-profit organizations.
About our Charity:
Your gift will support KLFS to continue to help those who feed our hunger. Unfortunately, the need in our community is ongoing. It is our goal to work to end poverty and food insecurity.
Kawartha Lakes Food Source is now in our 18th year of operation. This year we continued to build on the vital community support we receive from donors, volunteers, businesses, churches and service clubs, that support our efforts to feed people in need. In turn, we support 35 member agencies, including 10 food banks, 21 schools, 1 health unit conducting community cooking classes, and 4 social service agencies. On a monthly basis, KLFS member agencies support 1,000 food bank clients and 4,500 students.
We operate from a centralized distribution centre located in Lindsay, Ontario where we get our food from reclamation sources, like grocery stores, and through donations to food drives, and individual gifts. We also purchase bulk orders of fresh and nutritionally important food items- like milk, eggs, and fruit- to provide to our member agencies and the people they serve. At KLFS we sort and distribute food to member food banks, we partner with local health and social service agencies to promote awareness of hunger and its impacts to the community, and we coordinate the fundraising that supports all of our activities.
What People Are Saying
"As a single mother of three young children on low income there are some months where I can’t afford the basic needs on my own, even with careful budgeting. On the months where there are extra bills or extra-curricular activities through school that have to be paid for, it is a real struggle." "
— Client from Member Food Bank
"“The impact of a breakfast program is immeasurable. We've had parents phone us or come in to visit, indicating that money has run out completely in their home. Having a steady supply of food in the school allows us to reassure stressed parents that their child will be well fed whilst at school. ""
— T. Hetherington - Acting Principal Queen Victoria Public School
"“When we receive food from KLFS it enables us to help client in other ways, such as hydro, rent, heating and sending children to camp. It also enables us to have a larger variety of articles such as personal items, laundry and cleaning supplies we would not normally be able to access. " "
— D. Auger - Salvation Army Fenelon Falls
"" This Breakfast club program is “AWESOME” not only does it offer a wide variety of foods but it provides a relaxed safe environment for both staff and students. We must as a community work together to find ways to make sure this vital program continues.” "
— J. Ellis - E.A. at Lindsay Collegiate Vocational School