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Eating on a Budget

You can buy and prepare many nutritious foods at a lower cost. Learn about practical ideas for eating well on a budget, and how to access provincial and federal nutrition benefits programs if you need help.

Nutrition Benefits Program

Provincial nutrition benefits include nutritional supplements, diet supplements, monthly nutritional supplements, tube feed supplements, and natal supplements. B.C. residents on income assistance or disability assistance may be eligible for coverage. See Overview of BC Provincial and Federal Nutrition Benefits Programs

Useful Resources

Community Kitchens

This website contains information on how to organize and lead a community kitchen, as well as how to get involved in one. See Community Food Centres Canada: Tools, Resources and Information.

Food Banks

If you are having a hard time feeding yourself or your family, food banks can help. Visit the HealthLink BC Health Services Directory to access websites for food banks across British Columbia.

Visit to search for free and low-cost food options as well as other food programs in your area.

Last Updated: June 2021