Feeding the hungry isn’t about charity — it’s about community.

It’s a common myth that the poor and hungry are lazy, only using the system, expecting hand-outs while doing next-to-nothing. Who wants to support (or enable) “these people” with their own hard-earned money? more

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Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

It’s that time of year. If you’re lucky enough to have a little dirt to dig in, and the inclination to do so, maybe you’ve already tilled the soil and sprouted your seeds. Unfortunately, they don’t give gardening supplies away, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out altogether. What is a budget gardener to do? Continue reading Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?

healthy vs unhealthy food

Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Today, Rina shares her thoughts on food security and the realities of perceived choice in procuring and preparing healthy food.
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A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

Today, Lanark County Food Bank presents its first guest post! Occasionally, we will bring in someone to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Without further ado…. Continue reading A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

5 Free Fixes for the Winter Blues

February second marked Groundhog day, and this year, the little critters told us to settle in for six more long weeks of winter. With polar vortexes, southern snowstorms, and generally slippy, slushy, snowy conditions, it’s about this time of year that people in Northern climates can start feeling a little winter weary. Doubly so for people and families on tight budgets who don’t get to go skiing, attend winter festivals, get out to the movies or shopping centers, or vacation some place warm. Continue reading 5 Free Fixes for the Winter Blues

Welcome to the Lanark County Food Bank Site

Hi! Thanks for coming. We’ve built this site to provide readers with simple recipes and money-saving tips for everyday life. Whether you’re just hoping to save a few bucks or looking for a way to make ends meet every month, we have something for you. Continue reading Welcome to the Lanark County Food Bank Site