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Poverty Affects Us All

Poverty costs your household between $2,300 to $2,900 a year.

Poverty affects every individual, family and community.

By working together, we can change lives.

Video - Rethink Poverty

We see the toll that poverty takes every day to people living in our communities. To help the problem, we need to "rethink" poverty.

Rethinking means understanding the reasons why people live in poverty and shattering the myths that persist about the problem. By knowing the facts, we can change minds. By speaking up, we can change lives.

To learn more, link onto the video above and read the fact sheets below. Know the facts, find out what our community is doing and how you can help by going to the links listed to the right or calling the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.

Additional Resources:

Nutritious Food Basket 2015 - Healthy Eating Comes at a Price

• Costing Chart - 2015 Report

• Family Scenarios - 2015 Report

• To Estimate Nutritious Food Basket - 2015

Infographic: The Real Solution to Local Hunger is a Living Wage


Fact Sheet - Poverty Affects Us All - Haliburton County  

Fact Sheet - Poverty Affects Us All - City of Kawartha Lakes 

Fact Sheet - Poverty Affects Us All - Northumberland County

Poster #1 - Low Income Families Go Without Basics

Poster #2 - Working Full-time at Minimum Wage

Video - Rethink Poverty