Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund

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

A warm neighbourhood kitchen featuring flags from around the world and prepared take-home meals

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 goal is to improve neighbourhood kitchens, where healthy food is already being used as a tool for building community and well-being. The kitchen projects will result in more dignified spaces and upgraded equipment so that more people can gather, find support, and build skills.

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


Year 1 Funding Recipients

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to press pause on this type of community investment in 2020. But we’re now pleased to announce our first round of Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund recipients!

Large-scale projects:

  • Akoma Family Centre
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society
  • The North Grove

Small-scale projects:

  • Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre
  • Beechville Baptist Church
  • Hope Blooms
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
  • Old School Community Gathering Place
  • Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
  • St. Paul’s Family Resources Institute

Looking for Funding?

Our first call for applications closed on March 4, 2021. But funding from the Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund will be invested in community between 2021 and 2023. If you are a registered charity in good standing and have a neighbourhood-serving kitchen facility, please sign up to receive funding notifications on our Funding Opportunities page.

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A targeted investment

The Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund is just one example of what can happen when your business partners with us. United Way Halifax acts as your charitable advisor, working to align your corporate social responsibility goals with the needs that exist in our community and the solutions that will make a difference.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about making a targeted gift, or contributing to one that already exists like the Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund.