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More than good food

The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ontario, empowers those with barriers to accessing and benefiting from good healthy food by offering opportunities to cook, grow, share, and advocate for good food for everyone in our community. We approach the problems of poverty and food insecurity as justice issues rather than acts of charity, knowing that access to good food is central to health and should be treated as a basic right. Our programs empower people to advocate for themselves and assist them in building kitchen and gardening skills that help alleviate their food insecurity in a dignified and non-stigmatizing way. While our emphasis is on empowering our low-income neighbours, we welcome the whole community to access our services and programs to promote connectedness and enhance belonging as we work together to build a stronger, more resilient community for us all.

We believe that everyone can benefit from learning how to cook healthy food from scratch even on a tight budget. We believe that community gardening, low-cost markets, and community meals can help increase access to good food while also promoting health and social connectedness. While we continue to develop innovative program approaches to addressing food insecurity, we also seek to empower those whose right to food has been violated by giving voice to challenge the conditions, policies, and structures that maintain this inequity.

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of people said that The Local CFC was an important source of healthy food during COVID-19.
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feel they belong to a community at the CFC, despite the isolation of the pandemic.
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have become more involved in their community because of something they learned here

FRIDAY MARKET AND CAFE ARE OPEN FROM 11AM – 1PM. 

articles & upcoming events

Nourish Equal Access Market in St Marys

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome Kitchen

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Orchard Team

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

An important portion of The Local is funded by members of our community just like you! Even a small monthly contribution in dollars or hours can make a big difference in the lives of our fellow neighbours living with food insecurity.

JOIN OUR NEIGHBOURS FOR CHANGE PROGRAM NOW!

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