East Gwillimbury Public Library and Network North launched the Holland Landing Food Pantry to provide a “hand-up” to those who struggle with food sustainability. Low income and low literacy rates are inextricably linked and when we are hungry, we do not learn as well as when we are well nourished. The Food Pantry sources and provide 3-days’ supply of groceries to over 50 clients every month, as well library staff are available to encourage participation in our programs/services. This initiative helps families and individuals each month to access food and literacy supports in their community and we look forward to continuing to help the community in meaningful ways and hope this brings awareness of the importance of supporting local food pantries.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/libraries/oplsa_short_list.shtml