Island Community Food Security Initiative

The Island Community Food Security Initiative is designed to provide grants to community organizations to support food and other eligible costs for community fridges, gardens and meals.

Who is Eligible?

Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations; and Community Organizations  with  a  registered  charity  number,  business  number, and/or incorporated number.

NOTE: The  projects  administered  by  approved  applicants  must  aim  to  be  directly inclusive of (i.e., support) one or more of the groups of people as listed in the program guidelines.

What activities are funded?

  • Support for Food and other eligible costs for community fridges.
  • Seeds and other eligible costs for establishing and maintaining community gardens, greenhouses or indoor gardens;
  • Eligible costs associated with community meals
  • Other expenses as deemed eligible by a review committee

NOTE: Eligible applicants are encouraged to suggest projects and activities that work towards community food security outcomes.

Where can I find more information?

How do I apply to the program?

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a completed application form to the Department of Agriculture and Land.  The completed application is then submitted to a committee for approval.

When will applications be accepted?

  • Applications may be submitted as of May 30, 2022.
  • All projects must be implemented, completed and claims submitted no later than March 15, 2023

For more information, please contact:

E-Mail Applications:
Applications may be submitted via email at
Please include the program name in the subject line.

Regular Mail
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
45 East Drive,  PO Box 8
O’Leary, PE 
C0B 1V0
Phone: 902-859-0004
Fax: 902-859-8709


Published date: 
September 15, 2022
Agriculture and Land

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