Island Food Security Grant Announcement

United Way of PEI Island Food Security Grant Program – Approved Grants for 2018/19 

The United Way of PEI has approved funding for 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 initiative. The recipients of the grants were announced during an event held December 14th at the Stratford Town Hall.

All programs are focused on supporting individuals and families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity. Each program was awarded $5,000. 

  • Adventure Group – Food Security: 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 – Backpack Program: Families are provided backpacks containing weekend supplies of nutritious food, healthy living information, educational materials and recipes. 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Summerside – Breakfast Program: Children and youth provided with a daily nutritional breakfast - serves 150 families daily.
  • Family Service PEI – Making a Difference (Food Security Toolkit): Development of two guides to support service providers. 1) Helping with difficult conversations about food security. 2) Identifying local food resources. 
  • Farmers’ Market/ PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada – Nutrition 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 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 Project: Workshops focused on shopping for and preparing nutritional foods; development of a resource guide to help locate food sources and support programs. 
  • The PEI Farm Centre – Seeds of Wellness: An activity-based education program focused on gardening, cooking and healthy eating for Newcomers to PEI. 
  • The PEI Farm Centre – The Legacy Garden: Expansion of Legacy Garden production, reduction of its environmental footprint, and providing educational and cultural activities for Islanders.
  • Stars for Life – Food For Thought: An activity-based education program focused on budgeting, shopping, food safety, preparation and nutrition designed for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Give Back Burger initiative saw participating restaurants donate $1 for each burger sold in April to the United Way of PEI raising funds to support programs that increase access to local and affordable food for Islanders.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Hopyard
  • Red Island Baked Potato
  • The Old Triangle
  • Turf's Bar & Grill
  • Piatto
  • Boston Pizza
  • Mill River Experience
  • Hunter's Ale House
  • John Brown Grille
  • Olde Dublin Pub/Claddagh
  • FiveEleven West
  • Broadway 45
  • The Loyalist Country Inn
  • Swiss Chalet
  • Cornwall Pizza Delight
  • Water Street Fish & Chips
  • Row House Steak & Lobster
  • Lot 45 Pub & Eatery
  • Island Stone Pub
  • Granville St. Diner
  • Outriders Cookhouse
  • Uptown Lounge
  • Mavor's
  • The Mill in New Glasgow
  • Pure Kitchen Pop-Up: Burgertown
  • Factory Cookhouse 
  • Water's Edge Resto Bar Grill
  • Eden's Gate
  • The Thoughtful Squash
  • Terre Rouge
  • Harmony House
  • Clam Diggers 
  • J.R.'s Pizza & Dairy Bar
  • Dundee Arms Inn
  • Nightcap
  • Bluefin Restaurant

Family Fun Fitness with Summerside Western Capitals
The Summerside Western Capitals and the United Way hosted a Family Fun Fitness event Sunday in Summerside at Elm St. Elementary School.

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All donations to the United Way of PEI stay on PEI to help Islanders.


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