The statistic that 14 to 17 per cent of children under 19 in Saugeen Shores live in poverty struck a chord with some Saugeen Shores councillors who were briefed on the work of the Food Security Action Group – part of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force – at a July 24 town committee meeting.

For the past four years the Grey Bruce Poverty Task Force – politicians, 51 social agencies and community-based partners – have examined the root causes of poverty and identified barriers to change.

One of the main issues is food security – having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, appropriate and nutritious food – supported by a Food Charter that values health, social justice, culture, education, sustainable economic development and the environment.