Mission and Vision
CHEP Good Food works with children, families and communities to improve access to good food and to promote food security.
CHEP’s vision is a Saskatoon community where everyone – regardless of age, income, or background – has access to enough safe, appropriate, and nutritious food options in order to meet their needs for a healthy life.
For close to 30 years, CHEP Good Food has worked to improve access to affordable, healthy food while fostering food skills in Saskatoon. Formerly known as the Child Hunger Education Program, CHEP began providing nutritious lunches to school children who would otherwise have gone hungry.
CHEP continues to partner with schools, delivering not only lunches and snacks for kids in need, but also bulk produce and milk for school nutrition programs, Chefs in Training cooking classes for elementary students, educational presentations with a registered dietitian, and fun nutrition-themed events such as The Big Crunch.
In the community, CHEP’s programs and services have grown over the years to meet the needs of those seeking affordable fresh food for their families or wanting to learn more about growing and preparing good food. Community programs include Collective Kitchens and cooking workshops, the Good Food Box, Senior Stores, fresh food markets, community gardening, and urban agriculture internships for youth. These programs empower people to take greater control over their own food resources and connect with others in the community.
CHEP Good Food Inc. is a non-profit organization and registered charity.