In 2017, several concerned citizens of Gravenhurst gathered in the fireside room of Trinity United Church to discuss a matter that was becoming increasingly prominent in their minds and hearts. The issue is the alarming levels of poverty in the surrounding area, particularly as it relates to food and food security.
After an initial meeting, an invitation was sent out to anyone who had similar concerns about poverty reduction to attend a foundational meeting of concerned citizens, representatives of local charities and helping professions to address this most serious concern. From that meeting, G.A.P. was formed. It quickly developed its constitution, mission statement and governance structure and was ready to work.