For many in cottage country, their bank balance keeps them out of the grocery store.

Parry Sound’s Teresa Young lives daily with food insecurity, that is insufficient income to purchase nutritious food, a reality all too familiar to Muskoka’s Gordie Merton and Darlene Osborne. And these three aren’t alone. One of every eight Ontario households is in the same predicament, with those on social assistance and even many in the workforce struggling with the cost of putting food on the table.