1 in 10 Housholds Face Food Insecurity

Roughly 10 per-cent of households in the Kingston area face food insecurity.

According to the KFL&A Public Health 2017 Cost of Eating Health Report, food insecure households have little money left to buy food after paying their basic expenses, or they might skip meals so that there is enough food for their children.

Public Health officials point out that the results strongly demonstrate how vulnerable populations with a fixed or low income have difficulty affording healthy food after accounting for rent and other basic expenses.

The cost to eat healthy in 2017 for a family of four with two adults and two children is roughly $888 per month, a decrase of $14 from the 2016 report.

Click here to read stats from the full report.