COVID-19 UPDATE (January 3, 2022)

The Local Community Food Centre would like to reassure all of our community members and volunteers that their health and safety remain our primary concern. We have made a few adjustments to our services in light of the province’s latest Covid restrictions and rising rates of infection in the region. All staff and volunteers are now required to be fully vaccinated including a booster shot in order to work directly with the public. Although we strongly encourage all community members who are able to get vaccinated, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination in order to access services or programs. We will continue to provide community meals for delivery only on Mondays from 5pm – 6pm and Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm as an essential emergency food service. We would appreciate it if you would place your order by noon the day before so that Community Chefs Cole and Erin can prepare enough meals and for delivery routes to be planned.

Please send us your address (including your postal code), a contact number, and the number of meals you’d like for us to drop off to mealdelivery@thelocalcfc.org or leave us a phone message at 519-508-3663 ext 1001.

Our Community Access Market and Cafe has been temporarily suspended for in-person shopping. Our produce box delivery service will still be available until further notice. You can order a box of nutritious produce delivered right to your door each week at https://shop.thelocalcfc.org/. We appreciate your patience as we try to deliver these essential food access programs as safely as possible.

The Advocacy Office is available for remote consultations with our Community Connector, Matthew, by appointment. If there are resources and services that may benefit you or your family, Matthew is very likely to know about them and can help you access them. Contact him at matthew@thelocalcfc.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1005.

All other kitchen, garden, and advocacy programs will be offered virtually or are on temporary hiatus until further notice. Please contact the appropriate program facilitator or info@thelocalcfc.org for more information.

Any further facility closures or program cancellations will be communicated to the public as soon as possible. As always, we remain grateful for your support as we continue to pursue a vision of our community in which good food is truly accessible to all!


Choose from two curated options and have your market produce delivered directly to your door each week. For those who want to choose their own, our Friday market will return as soon as we can provide safe service. Thank you for your understanding.


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.

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

articles & upcoming events

Wednesday Community Lunch

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Market box delivery

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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.


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