St. Vital community correspondent
Laurie Gydé is a community correspondent for St. Vital. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent articles of Laurie Gydé
When you walk by the Harvest Manitoba bin at your local grocery store, have you ever wondered if purchasing one of the $5, $10 or $20 pre-packaged bags really helps?
It’s no secret that the population of children who live in poverty is huge in Manitoba. One in seven households experienced food insecurity in 2020.
Yet many communities are stepping up monthly to combat that. The goal? To achieve a province with zero hunger stats.
Many Canadians are $200 per month shy of paying all their bills. Imagine choosing warmth over food to maintain a budget. This, too, is contributing to the rise in child obesity. Until a lettuce is less expensive than pasta, children will not receive the proper nutrition they need.