Food costs vary depending on family size, lifestyle, culture, and food choices. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit conducts an annual study called the Nutritious Food Basket to determine the average cost of purchasing nutritious groceries in the Simcoe County and Muskoka area. In 2011, the average monthly cost for nutritious groceries for a family of four was $745.
Visit the official Muskoka Health webpage for more detailed information from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
The Food in Simcoe County website provides a directory of healthy eating and food security services in Simcoe County.
To learn more about local food programs and services in Simcoe County, dial 211, a free, 24/7, confidential, multilingual helpline that helps people find services in their community. 211 is accessible through TTY at 1-888-340-1001. Visit www.infosimcoecounty.ca or click here to learn more about 211.