Your neighbour might be trying to decide between either paying rent or eating today.

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit says this is the reality many locals are facing as the cost of living continues to rise in Ontario. Public Health Dietician Lesley McMullin says the health unit is running the No Money for Food is Cent$less campaign to ask Muskokans to take an extra step when donating to food banks this year.

She says Muskokans can go online to the health unit site and send a postcard directly to Premier Kathleen Wynne asking for more policies to support families in need.

McMullin says one in eight Muskokans are experiencing some type of food insecurity. This means these residents don’t have enough money to pay the bills and put food in the fridge. She says some people go a whole day without ever eating because they can’t afford it.

You can find more about this campaign and how to get involved here.