Jackson Kitchen

Having access to nutritious food is essential to student well-being. What started as Foodie Fridays, a program to provide tasty and nourishing soups made from local ingredients to students, has expanded to a hot meal program to run four days a week. Our goals are to create culture and community around food, engage students in trying new foods and learning where there food comes from! This is our head cook, Machiko, with an order of locally-sourced meat and veggies!
There are many barriers to getting local, healthy meals in schools, and Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program. School food is a great way to provide high quality, nutritious food to students who may otherwise not have access.

Healthy food is pivotal to creating healthy brains, healthy bodies and positive mental health which will directly correlate to how well students can succeed in school.
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Kindie-buddies was an intergenerational cooking program connecting the young with the young-at-heart together in the kitchen to prepare and share a meal together.

The program offered a free lunch and food literacy once-a- week on Wednesdays from 10:15-12:00 pm at South Canoe Elementary (5970 10 Ave SE).

This program has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but we look forward to doing more food literacy programming in schools in the future.

Salmon Arm Downtown Farmers’ Market

CNOY 2022

Shuswap Food Conversations 2022

Shuswap Community Teaching Garden


School-based Programs