In May 2018, our organization is taking the next step in increasing food access. In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will be supporting communities with healthy food at a lower cost through the Community Mobile Market, a pilot project running from May to October 2018.
Why Is This Important:
Not everyone has the same chance to be in healthy of access nutritious food. Financial income, Canada’s geography especially in rural and remote communities can challenge access to quality healthy food. In addition to potential financial constraints, weather, access to transportation and time can limit an individual’s ability to access food. Our goal to increase food access is by bringing the food to communities who may face these barriers.
The Project: Community Mobile Market
The Market will have a variety of produce, eggs, bread and some non-perishables. All items are budget friendly – we aim to be under market value, allowing all individuals will have access to healthy food. Some of these items include bananas, apples, berries, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and almond milk. Items may vary throughout the pilot based on the seasons.
The goals of the Community Mobile Market are to:
- Build upon existing community assets to strengthen community
- The Market days will highlight other organizations in the community. Quarterly events will be held to increase community engagement.
- Increase access to affordable healthy products
- The Market is open to all regardless of financial income. Whether you are missing a vegetable for a soup or need a closer store, we will be serving all members of the community. Our goal is to bring healthy food to the door at a reduced cost and as a result reduce potential barriers individuals may face.
We are looking for volunteers on Tuesday to fill a variety of roles from sorting food to being a volunteer shopper. Volunteer shifts are two hours at either of the four communities: Pineridge, Bridgeland, Shaganappi and Downtown.
If you are interested, please email Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Community Mobile Market Calendar directly below to find out where we will be next!
Thank you so much!!! for bringing the mobile food truck to Bridgeland. I've travelled 40+ minutes one way by transit for more than 8 years to purchase groceries. This is a dream come true.
- May 29, 2018
- June 5, 2018
- June 12, 2018
- June 19, 2018