Our mission:  Nanaimo Community Kitchens' participants build skills, knowledge, friendships, and self-esteem while preparing low-cost healthy meals.

 What is a Community Kitchen?

A community kitchen is a group of people who get together on a regular basis to cook healthy, nutritious, meals. From recipe selection to shopping, cooking, and clean-up, everyone participates. Within the groups, participants find fun, friendships, and the tools to stretch their food dollars. The quantity of food that is prepared is divided among group members to take home. Community Kitchens are participant-driven, with each group deciding how their kitchen operates. 

Why Join?

  •  Stretch your food dollars
  •  Learn safe food handling practices
  •  Try new recipes
  •  Cooking from scratch made easy
  •  Share your cooking skills with others
  •  Have fun while building skills and friendships
  •  Build self-esteem and confidence in planning and preparing meals

How To Get Involved:

We support individuals, community groups, and agencies in their efforts to start and maintain community kitchens in Nanaimo. New groups are being formed all the time. Call or email us to find out how you might benefit from joining a new or existing group. 


Annual Oktoberfest Fall Fundraiser :

Our fundraiser was a success and we thank those who attended as well as our donors! All funds raised support our programs. Click the link for a list of our donors: 



Call NCK at 250.753.7470
or email nanaimocommunitykitchens@gmail.com to get involved.

Check out our annual newsletter   NCKS_Newsletter_-_2019_smaller.pdf




Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for programs in 2019/2020.