Sep
13
2021

Food Security Program

The Department of Social Development and Housing is offering food support for Island families impacted by the school closures in Charlottetown. If your family is facing challenges securing healthy food, this program can help. We provide pre-cooked, reheatable meals for children that are delivered directly to your home for the week of September 14 – 17, 2021.

Who is Eligible for the Food Security Program?
The program operates on a self-referral basis. Any family facing challenges with food security is eligible to receive meals for children. Children must be able to consume solid food. 

Meals will be delivered in the Charlottetown area to varied types of housing (apartments, houses, day programs, duplexes, etc). Please provide detailed delivery instructions pertaining to your type of accommodation. We can also make arrangements to deliver to childcare locations or workplaces as necessary. 

How Do I Apply? 

Applications are accepted online through the link at the bottom of this page. This program is available during school closures. Once in-person classes resume, the School Food Program will continue to provide service.  

What Information is Required? 

The application is simple and requires minimal information. We are asking for the following: 

  • Name of parent or guardian
  • Contact info for parent or guardian (phone number and email) 
  • Address for delivery 
  • Number of children
  • Allergies or food sensitivities
  • Any special delivery instructions 

How and When is the Service Provided? 

Registration for the program will begin on Monday, September 13 with the first meals delivered on Tuesday, September 14. We anticipate the program will operate until Friday, September 17 but may be extended if school closures are extended. 

Meals will be delivered between the hours of 2PM - 4PM from Tuesday to Friday to the address provided. We require that an individual be at the address to accept the meals. Meals will not be left unattended for food safety reasons. 

Who can I contact for more information?
Food Security Program
Phone: 902-213-5506
Email: foodprogram@gov.pe.ca

Media Contact
Autumn Tremere
Seniors Communications Officer
agtremere@gov.pe.ca

 

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca