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 assists 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.

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of program participants surveyed said community connection is the most important difference The Local makes.
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said they feel like they are part of a community at The Local
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have become more involved in their community because of something they learned here

upcoming events

Bluegrass Brunch

January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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!