Nutrition Program


Our Nutrition Program is designed to feed hungry youth a nutritious snack every day after school at each of our two drop-in youth centres and provides an opportunity for youth to improve their food preparation skills as well as their knowledge of nutrition and cooking confidence.

Through this program, we can provide a healthy After School Snack at our two youth drop-in centres.

Daily snacks include but are not limited to:

  • yogurt and granola
  • veggies and dip
  • apple slices, bananas, watermelon
  • cheese and crackers
  • pita bread and tzatziki

Our Friday Dinner Program occurs monthly at our two youth drop-in centres. This program teaches youth how to prepare and cook simple affordable meals such as spaghetti and meatballs, pancakes and fruit salad, or tacos. It also allows youth to sit around a table and share a meal with friends!

Check our Calendar for our Youth Centre hours!

This program is funded by The United Way Food Security Initiative & supported by Valley Food Connection


The AYC acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Recently we asked the youth what they enjoyed about dinner nights and this is what they had to say:

  • The food is always fresh and delicious
  • I get to try stuff my parents wouldn’t make at home!
  • So many of the ingredients I have never used before
  • I love to cook but don’t get a chance to do it at home much because my mom buys mostly premade stuff
  • The best thing about dinner night is that we get to sit and eat a warm meal with our friends