Province announces increased funding for community food supports

The provincial government is providing additional funding for community groups to access locally sourced food supplies, equipment and infrastructure so they can help people in need.

The Island Community Food Security Initiative is a $200,000 provincial investment that will provide funding to local community organizations for resources to help stock community fridges, assist with supplies and equipment needed for community gardens, and provide support to purchase, prepare and package food to deliver meals to Islanders in need.

“We understand that inflation and supply chain issues are making quality food unaffordable for some Islanders. We are proud to offer this support and work with non-profit and municipal leaders to ensure that Islanders in need can continue to find food supports in their community.” 

- Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson

The Island Community Food Security Initiative will provide eligible organizations with grants of up to $10,000 so that specific food needs in the community can be met. 

Community organizations can find more information and apply by submitting an online application at: 2022 Agriculture and Land Inflation Supports.

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Kip Ready
Department of Agriculture and Land

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