2018 Recipients

Middlesex County

Youth Centre for Change

Kitchen equipment to support educational and nutritional resources - $18,400

To purchase kitchen equipment for this unique residential care program for at-risk youth. Program participants will learn about cooking and food security, planning and shopping while assisting the Youth Centre for Change chef and staff deliver over 27,000 meals annually to youth and staff in the Centre. The program goal is to increase self-esteem, life skills and future independence for program participants.

Oxford County

Indwell

Blossom Park kitchen development - $18,400

Development of a community kitchen in a 34-unit affordable housing community, with funds to purchase kitchen equipment. Program participants will learn nutrition education, safe food handling, meal planning, budgeting and grocery shopping, healthy cooking classes and they will assist a local elementary School Nutrition Program.