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; everyone is welcome.  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 – 4:00 pm

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. Contact Leanne at lcripps@thealex.ca to learn more.

Community Programs

Turtle Island Teachings

Monday Oct 18 (Every 3rd Monday) | 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join us to learn Traditional Midewiwin teachings led by Elder Linda Brass and Darryl Brass Jr. Call or text Dion at 403-312-6665 or email dnelson@thealex.ca to learn more.

Home for the Holidays – Coming Soon!

Mondays Starting November 1 | 5:00 – 7:30pm

Kids, teens, and parents work together to create festive meals from around the world. Learn new recipes and share stories of cultural celebration! Contact Natasha at nbrubaker@thealex.ca or 403-863-3953.

Level Ground Gardening

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 12:00pm

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! Call or text Leanne at 403-369-2503 or email lcripps@thealex.ca to learn more.

Wild Stew with the Crew – Coming Soon!

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Youth aged 13 – 18 learn to make healthier food choices and acquire cooking skills to make a variety of meals for themselves, all while on a budget! 

Teens Cook – Coming Soon!

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Youth aged 13 – 18 learn to make healthier food choices and acquire cooking skills to make a variety of meals for themselves, all while on a budget! Contact Gina at gguo@thealex.ca or 403-333-8142.

Peer Advocacy Office

Wednesdays  | 1:00 – 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 September 22 | 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 starting November 4 | 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 (Virtual)

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. 

Seniors’ Kitchen

Thursdays starting October 7 | 2:00 – 4:00pm

A fun and hands-on experience for seniors aged 60+ that explores aging well through healthy eating, enhancing cooking skills, sharing food traditions, and making community connections that support well-being. Contact Gina at gguo@thealex.ca or 403-333-8142. 

FoodFit Alumni

This group meets monthly | Dates and times very  

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.

Upcoming Special Events

Baking Break

Thursday October 21| 9:00 – 11:30am
Thursday November 18 | 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.