Telus Atlantic Canada Community Board supports Youth Food Skills in Dartmouth North
Young people in Dartmouth North will be growing, cooking and sharing healthy, fresh food thanks to a Telus Atlantic Canada Community Board grant.
The $12,000 grant will make it possible for young people to get their hands dirty in the garden and kitchen in ways that expand their taste buds, build new skills, and help them to make healthier food choices.
Program participants will share what they learn through ‘How to” cooking and gardening videos that will be posted to YouTube.
“Technology makes it so easy to share what you’re learning and it’s a great way for young people to pass on their newfound expertise to others,” says Deborah Dickey, Manager of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. “Telus’ support makes programs like this possible.”
Young Cooks is one of the programs that will be supported by the grant. You can read about the program’s impact on one participant in our blog or watch the videos from last year’s Seed to Skillet program, also supported by the Telus Atlantic Canada Community Board.
“The comprehensive and integrated programming offered by Community Food Centres is the kind of transformational opportunities we look for,” said The Honourable Myra Freeman, Telus Atlantic Canada Community Board member during a visit to the centre. “It tackles food security and poverty from many different angles and we’re pleased to support it.”