Community Food Centre Programs

Good Food Programs 

Lunch to Go

Every Wednesday 11:30 am – 1 pm

Drop by Wednesdays to pick up a delicious, nutritious fresh lunch and chat with the Peer Advocates. Contact goodfood@thealex.ca  or call 403-455-5792 to learn more.

Affordable Produce Market

2nd & 4th Wednesday monthly

May 12 / May 26
11:30 am – 1 pm

Purchase vegetables, fruit and more at a discounted price. Learn more about local resources and grab a meal to go. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Contact goodfood@thealex.ca to learn more.

Meals to Go

Every Friday 10 am – 12 pm

Pick up a delicious, nutritious frozen meal and salad kit for you and your family!

Volunteer Food Prep

Mondays 1 -4 pm
Tuesdays 9 am – Noon

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

Community Programs

Turtle Island Teachings (Virtual)

Join us online to learn Traditional Midewiwin Teachings, call or text Dion at 403-312-6665 or email dnelson@thealex.ca to learn more.

Every other Monday from 11 am – 12 pm
May 3 / May 17

Families Grow, Cook, Create!

Families with kids or youth build skills and connections in the virtual garden and kitchen. This 6-week program gets your hands dirty in soil and taste buds swirling in the kitchen with a family meal you create. To register, call or text Leanne at 403-369-2503; email lcripps@thealex.ca.

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Starting April 19

Level Ground Gardening (Virtual & In Person)

Join us for online and hands-on learning in the gardens where together we grow food, community, and health. Grow your passion and appetite for local food production. Call or text Leanne at 403-369-2503 or email lcripps@thealex.ca to learn more.

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Wild Stew at Home (Virtual)

Building Community with an Indigenous focus. This 8-week program has you following along from home with recipes and ingredients to make traditional meals, gain traditional knowledge, and experience land-based learning (recipe kits supplied). Call or text Dion at 403-312-6665; email dnelson@thealex.ca.

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Stretch and Stroll

Meet new friends and stay healthy! Join us for a gently paced weekly walk. All abilities welcome! Light snack provided; call or text Gina at 403-333-8142 or email gguo@thealex.ca to register.

Wednesdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Recipes for Leadership: Youth Hub (Virtual)

Are you 16-24 years old and looking to gain skills and create change? Join Recipes for Leadership, a free 8-week program that will build your skills in the kitchen, get you growing in the garden, and have you volunteering to create social change and build your community! All are welcome. For more info and to register call or text Danielle at 403-970-5473 or email Danielle dfitzpatrick@thealex.ca

Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Level Ground in the Garden

Spend the morning helping our garden grow. Call or text Leanne at 403-369-2503 or email lcripps@thealex.ca to learn more.

Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm

Virtual Teens Cook

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

Thursdays 5 – 7:30 pm

Upcoming Special Events

Virtual Baking Break

Thursday, May 6
1 pm to 2:30 pm

Connect with others, bake at home. Call Pat at 403-472-0361 to learn more about this resident-led group.

FoodFit Alumni

Tuesday, May 11
10 am to 12:00 pm

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.