We run nightly dinners Monday to Friday between 4pm and 5pm; we also have a number of healthy snacks on hand. Thanks to Maximilian’s Restaurant in Perth, Mex & Co. and Starbucks who have graciously agreed to cater on different nights throughout the month!
Currently, we are piloting a Free Food Pantry with The Table Community Food Centre at our 1881 Rogers Rd. location. This is an anonymous food pick up program, and can be accessed Monday to Friday 11-5. *Picture of Pantry below.
YAK is part of the Second Harvest National Food Program. We redistribute food from local restaurants. In 2022 we have redistributed 1500lbs of food. Out of the 1500lbs, 45% of it went to nutritious nightly dinners at our centre; 25% went to lunches for them to take to school, another 25% went to Cornerstone Landing and 5% went into our Free Food Pantry.
As a response to the pandemic,
- we offered families weekly or bi-weekly food hampers from April 2020 to December 31, 2021.
- in total YAK distributed over 52,000 meals (with a minimum of 4 servings of food in each) in the food hampers and in our youth centre over 2020 & 2021.