COVID-19 UPDATE (April 10, 2021)

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 declared state of emergency. We will then continue to provide community meals for take-away and delivery only on Mondays from 5pm – 6pm, for delivery only Wednesdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm, and for delivery only Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm in the new year through the lockdown as an essential food service.

For those of our community members who are unable to come to The Local for our takeaway community meals, we are now delivering it right to your door (within Stratford city limits)! We would appreciate it if you would place your order by noon the day before so that Community Chef Mike and his team 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 will now be drive-through/curbside ordering and pickup only on Mondays from 5pm – 6pm until further notice. The Friday market has been replaced with a delivery service model. 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 taking a temporary pause until further notice.
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 Monday market will still be available for in-person, onsite shopping with restricted access and Covid protocols in place, of course.


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

Monday Community Dinner

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday Community Lunch

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Talking Circle

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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