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Food Security Fund

Food security exists when all people at all times have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe, and culturally appropriate food to maintain a healthy and active life. 


The objective of this fund is to support initiatives aiming to improve food security, especially for individual or families in need, or people living on a low-income. 



The initiatives eligible to this funding must aim to improve physical and economical access to nutritious foods (i.e improve availability or cost of food). For example, such initiatives could include:

  • Harvesting, food preparation & service of traditional meals at traditional camp
  • Community harvesting activities (hunting, fishing, gathering of berries and plants)
  • Hunting services (e.g. for elders, single parent or low-income families) or Generous Hunters’ Program
  • Community kitchen, collective kitchen, soup kitchen, group purchasing or Community Food Center
  • Initiative to reduce wasting of food and to use surplus
  • Food sharing initiatives, including community freezers, refrigerators or food pantry
  • Collective or community gardens, community fruit trees & berry bushes
  • Solidarity store, coop, local & affordable food market, seasonal market
  • Community butchering service
  • Vegetable & fruit discount program
  • Development of a Food bank, emergency food basket or food vouchers program
  • Meal programs or meals on wheels (e.g. for elders, people isolated or sick)
  • Collective grocery delivery service or transportation service to closest grocery store

Notes: The following types of initiatives are not eligible: Short-term projects (Christmas Baskets), Special Events (Feasts, Holiday Meals, Festival, Health Promotion events), Workshops, information sessions or cooking classes, Research projects


  • Non-profit and community organizations
  • Cooperatives and social economy enterprises
  • Aboriginal organizations eligible for provincial funding (e.g. Cree Nation Band Councils)

Notes: (1) Citizen initiatives that meet the objectives may be funded through an eligible organization. (2) Para-public organizations (such as schools & school board, childcare services & health and social services) are not eligible to this funding but could be partners involved in the implementation of these initiatives.