Community Food Centre Programs

All programs are free and prioritized for people living in Greater Forest Lawn and on low-incomes. We’re recruiting volunteers. Call Audrey at (403) 617-3198 or email analuz@thealex.ca

Monday

Alumni

Monday – Quarterly | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ongoing support for any food skills graduate to stay connected with friends, grow food skills or to try out new ones!

Contact Jhumur at jdebnath@thealex.ca or 403-333-8142

Stretch & Stroll

July 8 to Aug 22 |10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Meet new friends and enjoy fun and gentle outdoor activities in different locations in Greater Forest Lawn. All abilities are welcome. A light snack is provided. 

Contact Jhumur at jdebnath@thealex.ca or 403-333-8142

Volunteer Food Prep

Monday | 1:00 – 4:00pm

Dedicated volunteers help prepare food for our community meals. 

Contact Audrey at analuz@thealex.ca or 403-617-3198.

Drop-In Family Dinner

Monday | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Kids and teens, bring your favourite adults- parents, friends or chosen family for a wonderful family dinner; Halal and veggie options. 

Contact Ajoy at asehgal@thealex.ca or 403-510-4223

Tuesday

Level Ground Gardening

Tuesday | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

We grow food, community, and health. Bring your passion and appetite for local food and watch as our thumbs get greener! All ages welcome; children with an adult.

Contact Leanne at lcripps@thealex.ca or 403-369-2503.

Youth Summer Series with Elements Society

July 9 and Aug 13 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Tuesdays

July 23 and Aug 27 | 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Tuesdays

Join us for a series of four exciting youth pop-up events, where youth will gain hands-on experience learning where their food comes from and explore the connection between food choices, health and wellness and environmental impact. Attend all 4 pop-up events or join for just one. 

Contact Ashley at airving@thealex.ca or 403-970-5473

Wednesday

Volunteer Food Prep

Wednesday | 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Dedicated volunteers prepare food for our community meals.

Contact Audrey at analuz@thealex.ca or 403-617-3198. to sign up.

Drop-In Community Lunch

Wednesday | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Drop-in and join us for a free, nutritious lunch. Adults and supervised children are welcome.

Contact Ajoy at asehgal@thealex.ca or 403-510-4223.

Peer Advocacy Office

Wednesday | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Drop-in or book an appointment to chat with a Peer Advocate volunteer with lived experience. Our Peer Advocates provide a listening ear, foster a supportive environment and help community members access and navigate local resources.

Contact Ashley at airving@thealex.ca or 403-970-5473.

Kids Summer Series

July 10 and 17; Aug 14 and 28 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Learn essential cooking skills in a fun and interactive environment. Discover new recipes and culinary techniques while building confidence in the kitchen and making delicious meals!
Youth 13 to 18 years old. Registration required. 

Contact Ashley at airving@thealex.ca or 403-970-5473.

Thursday

Highfield Harvest

July 4 o Aug 29 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Hands in the soil, hearts in community – learning opportunities abound in our market garden at Highfield Regenerative Farm, 

For more information, contact Joanna at jtschudy@thealex.ca or 403-863-3953

Market and Scrappy Prep Teams (Volunteers)

Weekly| 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dedicated volunteers prepare the Fresh and Fare Community Market and create healthy “upcycled” food products for community to enjoy.

Contact Audrey at analuz@thealex.ca or 403-617–3198 to volunteer!

Green Kids 

July 18 to Aug 22 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm 

Have fun exploring life cycles in the garden./ Feed your curiosity through growing food, discover the magic of ecosystems, and build a connection to the land. 

Contact Audrey at analuz@thealex.ca or 403-617–3198 to volunteer!

Friday

Fresh and Fare Community Market

Friday | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Purchase affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.

Contact Leanne at lcripps@thealex.ca or 403-369-2503.

Drop-In Community Cafe

Friday | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Drop in and connect with friends for good coffee and great conversations. Enjoy a simple, nutritious and seasonal cafe snack. Check out food demos featuring local and seasonal ingredients from the market. Adults and supervised children are welcome. 

Contact Ajoy at asehgal@thealex.ca or 403-510-4223

Peer Advocacy Office

Friday | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Drop-in or book an appointment to chat with a Peer Advo-cate; staff with lived experience who help community mem-bers navigate, access local resources and apply for benefits.

Contact Katherine at kyee@thealex.ca or 403-970-5473.

Upcoming Special Events

Stay posted for events coming up this season!