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dc.contributor.authorKoekkoek, Madisonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-29T23:24:21Z
dc.date.available2016-11-29T23:24:21Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/15257
dc.description.abstractThis community-based research project, in collaboration with the Gananoque and Area Food Access Network (GAFAN), gathered data from self-reported food insecure residents of Gananoque and area to determine how to improve their access to healthy, personally acceptable food. In March 2016, I recruited 14 participants for three focus groups and one personal interview with those struggling to put food on the table for themselves and others in the household. Participants were single parents, adults over the age of 50, and adults who could benefit from improved access to healthy food but do not currently use existing services. Health issues, social isolation, scraping by, and lack of income were four themes that underscored the impact of poverty on the lives of participants. Lack of income, transportation, cost of food, lack of affordable or accessible childcare, and inadequate access to support services proved to be major barriers to food security: strongly influenced by the impact of rurality. The results of this research have the potential to help GAFAN improve food access for those living in this community. It may also have implications for enhancing food security in other rural Canadian communities.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsQueen's University's Thesis/Dissertation Non-Exclusive License for Deposit to QSpace and Library and Archives Canadaen
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dc.subjectFood Securityen
dc.subjectFood Insecurityen
dc.subjectFood Accessen
dc.subjectSocial Isolationen
dc.title“Come and Live in my Shoes”: Food Access and Social Isolation for People Living in Poverty in Gananoque, Ontarioen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.contributor.supervisorPower, Elaineen
dc.contributor.departmentKinesiology and Health Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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