Getting access to affordable food

Getting access to affordable food

Families in Greater Sudbury can tap into a variety of programs to ensure they have access to enough healthy food.

Breakfast and snack programs in local schools make healthy food available to all students. Get in touch with the school your children attend to see if it offers this kind of program. 

Licensed childcare centres serve nutritious meals to registered children. And, Best Start Hubs serve a healthy snack during their programs. Sometimes they host free family dinners or breakfasts.

Search the community calendar for family programs where a free meal is served.

Good Food Box Sudbury is a program that’s available to everyone and that has sites all over the city. Here’s a video that describes the program.

Prenatal nutrition and CAP-C programs, which help pregnant moms and young families get the nutrition they need, are available from Our Children Our Future (call 705-677-0440), N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre (call 705-674-2128)  and the Metis Nation of Ontario (call 705-674-1502).

Ontario Works and ODSP can also provide extra funding to clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Eat Right Ontario has a section on its website with tips about food choices when money is tight including this tip sheet on How to Save money at the Grocery Store.

This American cookbook, called Good and Cheap was written for people on a very tight food budget and includes delicious recipes with beautiful photographs.

And, check out these sites for information about local food banks, including infant food programs; collective kitchens; community meals; and community gardens.

If you’re worried your family isn’t getting the nutrition it needs, talk to your health care provider or call Eat Right Ontario at 1-877-510-510-2 to speak with a Registered Dietitian.

 

This content was prepared and reviewed by the City of Greater Sudbury and its partners. However, it should not take the place of advice from your health care provider or other professionals working with you and your child. 

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