Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund

Good food feels great, and sharing it with people you care about is even better.

(Stock photo) family cooking in the kitchen

Not everyone gets to experience the benefits of good food and welcoming kitchens.

To help change this reality, United Way Halifax received an investment of $600,000 from two longstanding partners, BMO and Medavie. Together, we launched the United Way Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund in December 2019.

The Fund will be used to renovate and expand neighbourhood kitchens, where healthy food is used as a tool for building community and wellbeing. These kitchens will become gathering places where more people can socialize, find support, build skills, and prepare delicious and healthy food.  

After all, what’s more Nova Scotian than fostering community over good food and great company?

This solution is just one example of what United Way Halifax donors can make possible by partnering with us. We invest donations of every amount in ways that have the most meaningful impact on local poverty possible.


Looking for funding? 

Funding from the Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund will be invested in community between 2021 and 2023. Our first call for applications closed on March 4, 2021. Decisions made by our funding panel will be communicated this spring and we’ll be sharing updates on the neighbourhood kitchen projects throughout the spring and summer!

Please note there will be other opportunities to apply for support from the Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund in future years. Be sure to sign up to receive funding notifications on our Funding Opportunities page.

1 in 7 HRM residents report being food insecure. They do not have access to the nutritious food they need to live well. 

1 in 8 HRM residents live in poverty. This means they may sacrifice their own health to feed children or loved ones.