Food Matters is a frozen food program that serves 35-40 individuals who live with mental illness or addictions issues. Three frozen meals are provided per week at a cost of $40.00 per month.
There is also a vocational training program for people with long term mental illness. This program provides kitchen training skills for job readiness in all aspects of commercial kitchen work. Trainees are paid a training wage to work two 4-hour shifts each week, through a 140 hour training period. This program builds bridges with employment agencies and commercial kitchens in the local community to link prospective employers with potential employees.
This program is funded by generated revenues and Island Health.