We offer a number of programs that address the issue of food security. Our programs are all free to access, and focus on providing fresh, nutritious ingredients and helping participants develop their skills in the kitchen.
For more information, contact Misty at 807-623-0292 ext. 226.
On the second Saturday of every month, we provide a free, hot breakfast prepared by volunteers. Community Breakfasts are currently takeout only, with pickup at our McKenzie site from 9:30 – 11:30AM. See our Facebook page for upcoming dates.
We offer free Community Dinners, providing a hot meal for the whole family to enjoy together. Currently, Community Dinners are takeout only. See our Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Our Community Kitchen Programs offer a multi-purpose space where people in the community can learn valuable skills and celebrate food. The kitchen is designed to help families and individuals prepare nutritious, affordable and healthy meals and can provide permanent, regular access, to a clean, secure, fully furnished kitchen facility. Building on the idea that food has power; the power to inspire us, the power to nurture our bodies and build health and the power to bring people in communities and families together.
Kitchen Programs may include:
- Kids in Community Kitchens (K.I.C.K)
- Community Kitchens for Families
- Specialized Kitchen Workshops
How the Community Kitchen works?
- A group of community participants gets together to plan a menu and cook
- Provides an opportunity to develop new friendships and build community networks
- Meals are cooked in a quantity so that you have an appropriate portion to take home to your immediate family
- Participants bring their own containers or baking pans to bring food home
- Qualified Early Childhood Educators care for your children in a nurturing environment
- Participants cook together and learn new budget friendly recipes
- Kitchens are led by peer leaders and are supported by the Nutrition Facilitator
Our Emergency Food Cupboards are open at our McKenzie site on Thursday from 1 – 3 PM & our Windsor site every Thursday from 1 – 4 PM. This service can be accessed once a month for those who require emergency relief (two days worth of food for the whole family). Identification is required for your first visit. This program is offered in partnership with the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA).
The Family Group (formerly Every Parent Group) meets weekly to provide parents an opportunity to connect with one another, share experiences, get advice and make new friends. It is open to all parents.
The program is offered at our Westfort site on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m and at our McKenzie site on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Families are provided with a hot nutritious meal that is prepared by volunteers. The children are cared for in their own child development program. Based on input from the families, interactive workshops are planned which may include budgeting, nutrition, craft night and community kitchens.
This program is a registered program so families need to call ahead to register each week. You can only attend one of the sites per week.
This program is offered for free!
This program is a time for children 6-12 years of age to learn some basic skills about meal preparation, safety in the kitchen, and cooperating with others. While learning about nutrition, each week the group cooks a meal that they have planned during the menu planning session. The children get to try new foods, cook foods that they like, cook things that are easy to prepare, and learn about healthy choices.
Special programs are offered during March Break and the summer months.