Lunch Munch/School Meals

According to the most recent BC Child Poverty Report Card, more than 5,000 children in the Nanaimo Regional District live in poverty — that’s more than one in five.

And with poverty comes lack of food security, with parents often being unable to afford the healthy food kids need to learn, grow and thrive. During the school year, school meal programs help fill the gap, but those cease during summer holidays. Our School Meals/Summer Lunch Munch program steps in to provide food provisions to school-aged children throughout the year. Designed with the 2019 Canada Food Guide in mind, it focuses on increasing nutrition through offerings such as salads, wraps and soups.

2022-23 Highlights

  • 6,247 portions provided during the school year through SD68 and local youth-at-risk focused groups.
  • 4,494 Kids Get Cooking kits were provided to SD68 classes which furthered kids food skill and healthy food relationships to the food provisions provided.
  • 3,390 portions provided during summer months through City Parks and Recreation as well as Family.
  • KGC kits were distributed from Ladysmith to Parksville.

Email: or call the office at 250-753-9393

summer lunch munch participants