Food Security Programs

Aunt Leah’s food programs help youth from care, and young moms & their children, avoid hunger plus learn the skills to make nutritious, affordable meals. Aunt Leah’s Food Network helps stock these programs, by collecting and re-distributing foods that only hours previously were for sale on store floors at full price.

Cooking Club

Cooking Club is a 12-week program that helps young moms from Aunt Leah’s House and the Thresholds Program learn how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals on a budget. Aside from giving low-income moms access to fresh food, our students gain valuable job skills through preparing food in our kitchen and following FoodSafe standards.

For more information, please contact the Acting Program Director at 604-525-1204 ext. 230.


Connections is dedicated to permanency planning and increasing cultural connections for youth and families attached to Aunt Leah’s Place. Connections encourages exploration of each participant’s roots with the goal of linking each individual with long-term permanent connections that increase coping mechanisms and protective factors.

This program works to increase the level of cultural safety and permanency at Aunt Leah’s Place while also acting as a compassionate response to the over-representation of First Nations youth in care.

For more information, please contact the Acting Program Director, at 604-525-1204 ext. 230.

Fresh Food Network & Mom & Baby Program

The Fresh Food Network collects and re-distributes fresh foods that only hours previously were for sale on store floors at full price. This food is re-purposed at Aunt Leah’s to provide the ingredients for nutritional meals to moms and their children, and to stock an emergency food cupboard for youth.

For more information on the Fresh Food Network please contact the Food Security Specialist at 778-773-5860.

For more information on the Mom & Baby Program, please contact the Thresholds Coordinator at 778-874-7676.

Sunday Haven

By offering a hot meal, plus wellness and life skills workshops – this social gathering feeds the mind, body and soul of attendees. Sunday Haven mirrors the typical family Sunday Dinner and expands care & services beyond Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.

*Offered In partnership with Dan’s Legacy

Sunday Haven is a drop-in dinner offered every Sunday from 4.00-7.00 PM at Aunt Leah’s youth hub in New Westminster. Youth and families are welcome!

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