Tonight there was a forum for Stratford's candidates for the position of Avon Maitland District School Board Trustee. As I've been considering what to take to school for lunch from what is in a typical hamper, I've better understood the challenge for those living in poverty to make sure they have the protein they need without endangering the lives of those with peanut allergies.
I'm missing fresh fruit and vegetables. There's a project in Toronto that I'd love to see considered for Stratford. Homeowners with trees that they are unable to harvest contact the organization. Volunteers then go pick the fruit and give 1/3 to the homeowner, keep 1/3 and donate 1/3 to the food bank. I love the model just haven't made time to explore it for Stratford yet. Would love to hear others' thoughts on this.