Children's Food Security Program

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The Department of Social Development and Housing is offering support for Island families that are facing food insecurity. 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 throughout July and August.

Who is Eligible for the Food Security Program?

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 to varied types of housing (apartments, duplex, detached, single family, day programs, etc.). Please provide detailed delivery instructions pertaining to your type of accommodation. We can also arrange delivery to childcare locations or workplaces if necessary. Some food vendors have agreed to a pickup option for meals; this will vary depending on location.

How Do I Apply?

Please fill out the form available through the link at the bottom of this web page. Applications open on June 20th, 2022.

What Information is Required?

  • 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?

Meals are sourced from local restaurants or catering companies and delivered to the address provided on the application. Each child will be provided with five (5) meals per week; three (3) on Tuesday and two (2) on Thursday.

Families who have already registered for the program do not have to re-register each week. You will continue to receive meals until you opt-out or the program concludes. Families can register at any time; meal orders are finalized on the Tuesday prior to the delivery week. If that deadline is missed, your information will be added to the order on the following week.

Meal delivery will occur between the hours of 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on the following dates:

Delivery Dates:

Order Deadline:

Week 1

Tuesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 7

June 28

Week 2

Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14

July 5

Week 3

Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21

July 12

Week 4

Tuesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 28

July 19

Week 5

Tuesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 4

July 26

Week 6

Tuesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 11

August 2

Week 7

Tuesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 18

August 9

Week 8

Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 25

August 16

Week 9

Tuesday, August 30 and Thursday, September 1

August 23

 

We require that an individual be present 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

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Ministère de la Développement social et Logement
Immeuble Jones, 2e étage
11, rue Kent
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-620-3777
Sans frais : 1-866-594-3777
Télécopieur : 902-894-0242

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca