Eating on a Budget

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.

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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.

Useful Websites

Community Kitchens

This website contains information on how to organize and lead a community kitchen, as well as how to get involved in one.

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.

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.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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