for access to good, healthy food for everyone in our community


Education and engagement programs support people to get involved in the issues that matter to them, and equip them with the tools they need to take action. They support people to build skills they need to become advocates for themselves and for their communities, and foreground opportunities for them to lead in the push for social change.


by appointment

Through this program, people can access the support, resources, and referrals they need to overcome challenges they’re facing in their lives. Trained peer advocates with lived experience of poverty themselves, provide support on topics such as affordable housing and social assistance in ways that are respectful and relevant to community members.


current session is full – watch for new sign up

This is 12-week program designed to help people develop the skills they need to stand up for their rights and take leadership on issues important to them. The program’s curriculum covers topics ranging from conflict resolution to understanding social movements to the social determinants of health.

EPIC exists to mobilize community members to work together to take effective grassroots action on poverty, social justice and food system issues impacting their lives.

We do this in order to build a more engaged and resilient community that demands solutions to poverty, injustice, and food insecurity and to create a more inclusive, responsive & democratic political system.

EPIC Social Justice Club

temporarily closed

“There’s so much I’ve learned from different programs. Doing something different. Trying foods I’d never tried because I didn’t know how to cook them or what they tasted like.”

A Community Member • The Local CFC, Stratford