To get involved with Nanaimo Community Kitchens, individuals, community groups, and agencies can reach out to the organization by calling 250-753-7470 or sending an email to  Donations to support their initiatives can be made through, or e-transfers can be sent to

Food security is a key focus of Nanaimo Community Kitchens. We work to ensure that members of our community have dignified access to affordable, good-quality, and nutritious food. Factors such as globalization, rising real estate costs, and income disparity have created challenges in maintaining food security. As people lose the ability and skills to grow and prepare their own food, they become dependent on distant suppliers, out-of-season produce, and processed foods, compromising the quality and security of their food sources.

We address these issues by providing programs that build food preparation skills among participants. By learning how to cook and prepare meals, individuals can regain control over their food sources and make healthier choices. Our organization believes that by cooking together, we can not only feed individuals and families but also strengthen the overall community. We aim to combat the loss of basic cooking skills from generation to generation and empower individuals to take charge of their own food security.

Nanaimo Community Kitchens Society
271 Pine St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2B7

Phone: 250.753.7470

*Please note that we do not have a commercial kitchen available for rental. We utilize kitchens throughout the city, including those in social housing buildings and in churches.