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Community Kitchen Better Meals Fund

For the nearly 900,000 Canadians who access food banks every month, having the basic cooking and nutritional know-how to make healthier meals for themselves and their families can be a challenge. In partnership with Food Banks Canada, Campbell Canada helps to support the Community Kitchen Better Meals Fund to help food banks develop, maintain or expand their Community Kitchen programs.

This ongoing program helps individuals and families gain access to nutritious meals by supporting food banks across the country in either launching or expanding a Community Kitchen program that provides meal planning and nutrition education or healthy meals to the communities they support.

A few Community Kitchen Better Meals Fund recipients

The Salvation Army Community Food Bank – Penticton, BC
The Salvation Army Community Food Bank is a valuable resource in the community, currently serving between 600 and 800 clients every month, largely single parent households with young children.

A Community Kitchen Better Meals grant was made for the upgrade of existing and purchase of new kitchen equipment, and development of a nutrition education program to help young families and youth expand their healthy cooking and nutrition knowledge through fun, interactive programs.

The Hope Pantry – Welland, ON
The Hope Pantry has been serving the Welland community since 1974, providing services such as food bank, emergency hostel, soup kitchen, literacy and employment programs. The kitchen serves more than 1,000 lunches per month, relying on 10 daily volunteers to serve meals and operate the food bank.

A Campbell Community Kitchen Better Meals grant was made to purchase meal preparation equipment and learning materials for nutrition education and hands-on cooking classes.

Feed Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS
Feed Nova Scotia’s Learning Kitchen began serving meals to the Halifax community in 2005 and currently serves more than 3,000 meals every month. The Learning Kitchen also provides 30 students a 17-week practical training program in culinary skills and meal planning to assist with employment placement.

A Campbell Community Kitchen Better Meals grant was made for the purchase of kitchen equipment, and the development of a nutrition education program and resource material.

Help Hunger Disappear

Each year Campbell’s donates one million pounds of wholesome food products to food banks across the country. We also provide charitable funds, research resources, and community and awareness building programs.

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In 2011, the  Community Kitchen Better Meals Fund provided $50,000 in grants to food banks across Canada.