Many Thunder Bay Residents Finding it Harder to Afford Healthy Food

 Kendal Donahue is the Program Coordinator for the Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy. In this guest blog post, Kendal talks about the fact that food costs have gone up relative to income and that people on fixed incomes face difficulties in paying for food.

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“Food is becoming harder to afford for low income people,” was the resounding message from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s (TBDHU) recently released Cost of a Nutritious Food Basket survey. The annual Cost of a Nutritious Food Basket survey consists of visiting 5 grocery stores in the city and 1 store in the district to price 67 food items—such as fresh produce, milk and meat—to determine the lowest available price for healthy food at the grocery store.

Read more at Thunder Bay Food Strategy.

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