An abundance of food is produced on land across Prince Edward Island while considerable nourishing edibles are hauled from the waters surrounding the province.

Yet many Islanders lack adequate quality and quantity of food in their daily consumption.

The most recent numbers from Statistics Canada shows just over 15 percent of households in P.E.I. experience some degree of food insecurity.

Ann Wheatley of the P.E.I. Food Security Network believes many are shocked to learn just how many Islanders regularly go without a good meal.

“That one in four or five children is living in a household affected by food insecurity is terrible,’’ she says.