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Supports for Basic Needs

Last updated:  April 3, 2023

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Income Supports
Food Access and Nutrition

Income Supports

These websites and tools will help you find the benefits and income supports that fit your current situation.

COVID-19 Income Support – List of available financial support introduced to help address the needs of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Benefits Tool  – An online too that will assist you with finding the financial benefits you need to fit your current situation.

Benefits Wayfinder – An online tool that will help you find and track benefits that you are eligible for. Information and resources are from federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and are updated on an ongoing basis.

Free Tax Clinics  – A List of free tax clinics available year-round for eligible individuals.


Food Access and Nutrition

These websites and tools will help you find the food access supports that fit your current situation.

Peterborough Food Support – List of services in the City and County including:

  • Food Banks and Food Programs on the Food Calendar (printable and online).
  • Food access support for seniors and adults living with physical challenges, available through Community Care, 705-742-7067. Services include meals on wheels delivery, transportation, and reassurance calls.
  • Grocery and Pharmacy Information including phone numbers, websites, payment and delivery options.

Local Food Peterborough – A community guide to local food.

Peterborough Farm Fresh and Kawartha Choice – Connections to local farms, stores, restaurants and wholesalers.

Healthy Eating Resources – Resources to support your physical and mental health and helps you to feel your best.

Health811 Registered DietitiansBook a virtual appoint online or call 1-866-797-0000 (press 1 for English, then press 2 to speak with a dietitian between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

Dietitians in Peterborough – List of local dietitians and nutrition services.