About Us

Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society was started in 1991 and became a register charity in 1993. By becoming a registered society, we can raise funds to pay for food costs, child minding and leadership of the cooking groups. We help low income individuals and families, who struggle to feed themselves, stretch their food dollars. In addition to the monthly cooking groups.

Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society works with other community agencies to help clients learn about healthy food choices and preparing meals from basic foods. We work with The Good Food Box program to prepare recipes using food in the box. We work collaboratively with Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Center, Princess Royal Family Center, Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society,  Supportive Apartment Living, Nanaimo Foodshare Society, Naaimo Community Gardens Society, Nanaimo Aboriginal Center, and the Women’s Center.




We are celebrating 31 years of operation!


The NCK Team

Heidi Sinclair
Executive Director
Maggy MacDonald
Program Coordinator 
Anne Nguyen
Program Coordinator  
Liz Taylor 
Chris Crabtree
Joanne Swain
Recording Secretary
Kathy Torhjelm
Mary McDaid
Vice President
Linda Harold
Corresponding Secretary
Jean Blackburn
Director, NCK Privacy Officer