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The Northumberland Eats voucher program, a partnership between United Way Northumberland and Northumberland County, aims to provide food support to individuals and families while supporting local businesses across Northumberland County. Social service organizations distribute vouchers to individuals and families across the county who are struggling with food insecurity. These vouchers can be used like cash at nearly 25 local restaurants and food vendors throughout the community.

Please visit Food Help Northumberland for an updated list of participating businesses.

Since it’s launch in 2020, we have invested more than $370,000 into vouchers to support individuals and families across our communities.

How can social service organizations receive vouchers for their clients?

For the upcoming round of vouchers, we have decided not to do an open call for applications. Instead, we’ve identified specific organizations in our community that we believe are in need of vouchers based on the usage and requests from previous rounds and have allocated vouchers accordingly.

Please contact Alicia at if you are interested in purchasing additional vouchers.

Parent, Compass Early Learning & Care, a Northumberland Eats partner in distributing vouchers

“I’m a single mother with 2 children, and I had custody of my niece for over a year. When I heard about the Northumberland Food Voucher, I was unsure. I didn’t know if I could use as I was feeling almost embarrassed. The first time I used them at Codrington Market, we got sausages, potatoes, carrots, and bread. The vendors were so kind. The second time, I used the vouchers at the Ice Cream Parlor in Campbellford to buy a birthday cake for my daughter. These vouchers have made a huge difference for my family. They have allowed us to have the small things that often are taken for granted like a birthday cake and a dinner out.”

Participating Business

“Thank you for running this program. I love how seamless it runs on our end. Our staff treat the vouchers like regular money, and I know that people who use them appreciate that. Years ago, I was on social assistance and always felt there was such stigma attached to using food vouchers. I remember the stares from shop owners. We love that this program doesn’t make people feel singled out.”

For more information about Northumberland Eats or if you're a restaurant owner and interested in participating, please contact us.

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