Island Food Security Grants

10 Island Food Security Grants made possible thanks to the success of the 2017 PEI Burger Love campaign and the 36 restaurants that supported the Give Back Burger.

The Give Back Burger initiative saw participating restaurants donate $1 for each burger sold in April 2017 to the United Way of PEI raising over $60,000 to support programs that increase access to local and affordable food for Islanders. All programs are focused on supporting individuals and families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity.

Give Back Burger - Island Food Security

Adventure Group - Food Security EducationFood Security Education

Development of an education program for existing clients, including children and youth at high risk due to poverty. The program focuses on building nutrition, budgeting and meal preparation skills.

Boys and Girls Club of Summerside - Project BackpackProject Backpack & Breakfast Program

Families are provided backpacks containing weekend supplies of nutritious food, healthy living information, educational materials and recipes. Children and youth provided with a daily nutritional breakfast - serves 150 families daily.

Family Service PEI - Making a DifferenceMaking a Difference

Development of two guides to support service providers. 1) Helping with difficult conversations about food security. 2) Identifying local food resources.

Farmer’s Market, PEI Newcomers - Nutrition Coupon ProgramNutrition Coupon Program

Expansion of a current educational program for Newcomers to PEI who will now receive Farmers’ Market coupons to assist in purchasing local food.

Hospice PEI - Gardens of LifeGardens of Life

A program to build food garden planters offering a peaceful setting and activity for those receiving hospice services. Nutritional food for family members will be offered as well as an opportunity to learn about growing food at home.

Native Council of PEI - Healthy Families Community Kitchen ProjectHealthy Families Community Kitchen Project

Workshops focused on shopping for and preparing nutritional foods; development of a resource guide to help locate food sources and support programs.

PEI Farm Centre - Seeds of WellnessSeeds of Wellness & The Legacy Garden

Activity-based education program focused on gardening, cooking and healthy eating for Newcomers to PEI. Expand Legacy Garden production, reduce its environmental footprint, and provide educational and cultural activities for Islanders.

Stars for Life - Food for ThoughtFood for Thought

An activity-based education program focused on budgeting, shopping, food safety, preparation and nutrition designed for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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