Community Food Centre Programs

Good Food Programs 

Drop-In Community Lunch

Wednesdays | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Come by for a free, nutritious lunch; everyone is welcome. All COVID precautions in effect. Contact Ajoy at asehgal@thealex.ca or call 403-510-4223 to learn more.

Drop-In Community Breakfast

Fridays | 9:00 am – 11:00 am 

Come by for a free, nutritious breakfast. Adults and supervised children. All COVID precautions in effect. Contact Ajoy at asehgal@thealex.ca or call 403-510-4223 to learn more.

Volunteer Food Prep 

Mondays  | 1:00 – 4:00pm
Wednesdays | 8:30 – 11:30 am

Interested in volunteering? Call or text Bernadette at 403-370-0807 or email blumugdang@thealex.ca

Affordable Produce Market

Fridays | 9:oo am – 11:oo am

Purchase vegetables, fruit and more at a discounted price. Learn more about local resources and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Everyone is welcome! Contact Leanne at lcripps@thealex.ca or 403-269-2503 to learn more.

Community Programs

Turtle Island Teachings

Every 3rd Monday | 10:30am – 12:30pm

Join us to learn Traditional Midewiwin teachings led by Elder Linda Brass and Darryl Brass Jr. All ages welcome; children with an adult. Call or text Dion at 403-312-6665 or email dnelson@thealex.ca to learn more.

FoodFit Alumni

This group meets every fourth Monday | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Ongoing support for FoodFit graduates to stay connected and motivated while learning about nutrition, cooking and gentle exercise. Call or text Gina Guo at 403-333-8142 or email gguo@thealex.ca to register.

Community Action Training

Mondays | 1:30 – 3:30pm (Starting January 31)

An 8 week program to grow advocacy skills, navigate social systems & take action on important community issues.
Registration required. Contact Danielle at dfitzpatrick@thealex.ca or 403-970-5473.

Level Ground Gardening Group

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 12:00pm (Starting February 1)

Join us in the gardens where together we grow food, community and health. Bring your passion and appetite for local food production and watch as our thumbs get greener! All ages welcome; children with an adult. Call or text Leanne at 403-369-2503 or email lcripps@thealex.ca to learn more.

Wild Stew with the Crew

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Building Community with an Indigenous focus. This experience will have participants making traditional meals, gaining traditional heal-ing practices and participating in land-based learning.
All ages welcome; children with an adult. Registration required.
Contact Dion Nelson at dnelson@thealex.ca or 403-312-6665.

Food Fit

Tuesdays | 5:00pm – 7:15pm

A 10 week program to help you improve your well-being through healthy cooking and gentle exercise in a positive, supportive environment. This session incorporates Indigenous and land-based learning. Registration required.
Contact Dion Nelson at dnelson@thealex.ca or 403-312-6665.

Peer Advocacy Office

Wednesdays  | 12:30 – 2:00pm
Fridays | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Receive assistance on a wide variety of issues from trained Peer Advocates. Call or text Danielle at 403-970-5473 to book an appointment or email dfitzpatrick@thealex.ca.

Cooking up Justice

Wednesdays starting January 12 | 4:30 – 6:30pm

Join our leadership program where young adults make food, have fun, eat and dig deeper into understanding where our food comes from in a safe and welcoming space. For youth ages 16- 24 years old. Call or text Danielle at 403-970-5473 or email dfitzpatrick@thealex.ca to register.

LEARNS Cohort – Coming Soon

Thursdays | 2:00 – 4:00pm

Strengthen life-long learning goals by participating in intentional opportunities that spark curiosity and grow confidence. Gain skills for learning while cooking, gardening, working on projects and sharing. Contact Bernadette at blumugdang@thealex.ca or call 403-370-0807 to learn more.

Families Grow, Cook, Create

Thursdays starting October 7 | 5:00 – 7:00pm

Families with kids or youth build skills and connections in the virtual garden and kitchen. Get your hands dirty in soil and taste buds swirling in the kitchen while making a family meal. Contact Gina at gguo@thealex.ca or 403-333-8142. 

Kids in the Kitchen

Fridays | 1:30 – 3:30pm (Starting February 4)

Kids come together to learn about healthy food, cooking skills, and teamwork! Who: Kids aged 8-12. Registration required. Contact Gina Guo gguo@thealex.ca 403-333-8142.

Upcoming Special Events

Baking Break

Every Third Thursday | 9:00 – 11:30am

Looking to meet people in your community? Join us for Baking Break; try out some wonderful recipes and make new friends! Contact Pat at 403-472-0361.