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
- 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
- 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
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:
- Red Island Baked Potato
- The Old Triangle
- Turf's Bar & Grill
- 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
- 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
- Bluefin Restaurant