Many nutritious foods can be bought and prepared at a low cost. Learn how you can eat well on a budget, and how you can access provincial and federal nutrition benefits programs if you need assistance.
Nutrition Benefits Program
This overview of BC Provincial and Federal Nutrition Benefits Programs provides information on accessing diet supplements, short term nutritional supplements, monthly nutritional supplements, pre-natal supplements and infant formula for B.C. recipients on income assistance or disability assistance.
This website contains information on how to organize and lead a community kitchen, as well as how to get involved in one.
- Community Kitchens
Ministry of Health
These Ministry of Health resources provide information on the basics of planning, shopping and preparing meals, provide tips on buying and storing food, as well as nutritious recipes for economical meals.
- Healthy Eating Cheap and Easy
- The Senior Chef: Cooking for One or Two
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation – Diet Supplement
The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation provides funding to income assistance clients who require a special diet for a specific medical diagnosis or medical condition. Visit their website for more information.
- Diet Supplement