CMFM Project
Community Mobile Food Market

The Community Mobile Food Market (CMFM) is a community-driven grocery store on wheels that increases the availability of healthy and affordable foods in underserved neighbourhoods of Calgary. 

The CMFM is a collaboration between the City of Calgary, the Institute for Community Prosperity, Leftovers, local vendors, and community groups. 

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.

Please visit the Community Mobile Market Calendar directly below to find out where we will be next!

The Project

The Market will have a variety of fresh 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 CMFM 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.
Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles from sorting food to being a volunteer shopper. Volunteer shifts are two hours at either of the following communities: Sunalta, East Village, Forest Lawn, Pineridge, Bridgeland, Shaganappi and Manchester.

What The Community Has To Say

Because of this market, we have been eating like Kings this summer. We are so grateful.

The truck has been VERY beneficial to the neighbourhood. It has brought people from the neighbourhood together, spiritually and socially. I learn something new every time I go!

The truck is helpful with our basic needs of life, and more important it’s financially very good, saving money and getting good quality food.

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.

Community Mobile Market Calendar
< October 2018 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
1Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
2ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester Complex 5757 2 Street SW
3DIG: Fall Pop-up Food MarketDIG: Fall Pop-up Food MarketTime: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Home Space Presents... DIG: Fall Pop-up and Food Market. See below for details: "We believe housing is a right, and with that – we also believe food is a right! Hand in hand with housing insecurity comes food insecurity for many Calgarians. That’s why, in part with celebrating our anniversary, we’re bringing our community partners and friends together for a free, public pop-up food market. You’re invited to DIG in to some deliciousness at our first DIG event, featuring good eats*, food trucks, local entertainment and more. Everyone is welcome to join. When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Harley Hotchkiss Gardens, 611 4 St SW (Access from 4th Street C-Train Station) We’re excited to showcase the innovative and collaborative work we all do to support vulnerable Calgarians with not only safe, affordable housing, but also access to food options. More details coming soon! *While quantities last" Harley Hotchkiss Gardens, 611 4 St SW (Access from 4th Street C-Train Station)
Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
4MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location to be confirmed
5Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
6 7
8Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
9PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
(in the parking lot. closest to the waterslide)
Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
Map
Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Location 2) Bridgeland Place 736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
10Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
11 12Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
13 14
15Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
16ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester Complex 5757 2 Street SW
17Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
18MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location to be confirmed
19Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
20 21
22Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
23PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
(in the parking lot. closest to the waterslide)
Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
Map
Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Location 2) Bridgeland Place 736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
24Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
25 26Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
27 28
29Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
30ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester Complex 5757 2 Street SW
31Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
       
Community Mobile Market Calendar
  • October 19, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 22, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 23, 2018
    • PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Village Square Leisure Centre 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
      (in the parking lot. closest to the waterslide)
    • Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
      Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
      Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
      Map
    • Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location 2) Bridgeland Place 736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
  • October 24, 2018
    • Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
    • CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
  • October 26, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 29, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 30, 2018
    • ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
    • ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester Complex 5757 2 Street SW
  • October 31, 2018
    • Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
    • CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
  • November 1, 2018
    • MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Location to be confirmed
  • November 2, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • November 5, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • November 6, 2018
    • Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
      Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
      Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
      Map
    • Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location 2) Bridgeland Place 736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
  • November 7, 2018
    • Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
    • CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
  • November 9, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • November 12, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Forest Lawn - St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre (inside the programming room)
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • November 13, 2018
    • ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
    • ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester Complex 5757 2 Street SW
  • November 14, 2018
    • Sunalta Community AssociationSunalta Community AssociationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      1627 10 Avenue SW Calgary
    • CARYA East Building (East Village)CARYA East Building (East Village)Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      428 – 9 Avenue SE (Find us located right beside the King Eddy)
  • November 15, 2018
    • MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Location to be confirmed
  • November 16, 2018
    • Forest Lawn - The Alex CFCForest Lawn - The Alex CFCTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4