YARMOUTH - A new kitchen is being built for the Boys and Girls Club daycare facility at the NSCC Burridge campus on Pleasant Street.
The renovation is courtesy of goeasy, a national financial service company that launched a 10-year program in 2014 to build safe and functioning kitchens in 100 Boys and Girls Clubs in Canada.
Goeasy spokesperson Andrea Feiderer says Yarmouth stood out as a location that could serve its community even more with a new easybites kitchen.
“Working alongside the national office, our selection process takes into account communities with facilities that are in the most need for renovations as well as the number of members they support,” she said.
The average cost per kitchen is $25,000 and includes new cabinets, counters, lighting, appliances and materials.
The Yarmouth club's kitchen is expected to be completed in late 2017.
“As with any renovation project, there are situations out of our control that can arise that may impact timelines, but at this point we are on track,” said Feiderer.
“We work hard with our partners on the project to move swiftly and manage the process as smoothly as possible.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has been a partner of goeasy’s since 2004. During that time, the company has raised over $1.2 million for the clubs. The organization believes in helping youth achieve a better tomorrow and supports a variety of programming that the clubs offer.
The easybites program was created to further this mission by providing a safe and healthy environment for kids to be able to eat in. Beyond that, the new kitchens are used to teach members a variety of skills that foster independence, creativity and a sense of community.
Feiderer says the kitchens built for Boys and Girls Clubs are unique to each space. “The custom made easybites kitchens completed at other clubs have generated great feedback from staff and members,” she said.