United Way is proud to support the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s Community Kitchen. The VNFC Community Kitchen relieves the stress of poverty and food insecurity for disadvantaged families, youth, homeless, Elders, and other individuals living in the Greater Victoria Area. The kitchen provides free hot lunches every Friday to an excess of 100 community members and also works in collaboration with other VNFC programs by preparing and providing daily healthy meals, snacks, and pantry items to community members who participate in these programs. In addition to the food provision, the kitchen also offers educational programs to those interested in life and kitchen skills. These programs are designed to assist and teach the cultural preparation of food while focusing on traditional knowledge transfer between Elders and youth.