CMFM Project
Fresh Routes' Mobile Food Market

Fresh Routes‘ Mobile Food Market is a community-driven grocery store on wheels that increases the availability of healthy and affordable foods in underserved neighbourhoods of Calgary. 

Leftovers is excited to announce that the Community Mobile Food Market has officially incorporated as its’ own nonprofit social enterprise, Fresh Routes, that will be dedicated to increasing community and household food security. Fresh Routes and Leftovers are looking forward to continued collaboration and working in partnership to address food security in our community.

For more information, including media inquiries, please contact: Anna Johnson

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!

About

The market will have a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread and some non-perishables. All items are budget friendly – the aim is to be under market value, allowing all individuals to have access to healthy food. Items may vary throughout the pilot based on availability.  

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.

The goals of the Fresh Routes’ Mobile Food Market are to:

  • Increase access (physical, geographical, financial, educational) to fresh, high quality, culturally-appropriate, fruits, and vegetables for residents in identified food deserts in Calgary neighbourhoods. This includes the reduction of the cost of healthier foods for food desert communities (includes reducing comparative costs (including money spent on transport or childcare as needed) for groceries.
  • Reduce social isolation (increase sense of belonging in communities)
  • Enhance food literacy and skills
Volunteering Opportunities

Interested in volunteering for the market? Fresh Routes’ is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles from set-up, take-down, cashier, market coordination, photography, etc. Volunteer shifts vary in length but are typically two-hour shifts at either of the following communities: Sunalta, East Village, Forest Lawn, Pineridge, Bridgeland, Shaganappi, Manchester, Mount Royal University, and Bow Valley College.

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
< May 2019 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
    1Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
2 3 4 5
6St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
7PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library
Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
Map
Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location 2) Bridgeland Place
BRIDGELAND PLACE
736 MCDOUGALL COURT NE, CALGARY
Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit.
736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
8Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
9Tsuu T'Ina Health CentreTsuu T'Ina Health CentreTime: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tsuu T'Ina Health Centre Parking Lot.
Community Centre (In bad weather)
Stoney Nakoda Health CentreStoney Nakoda Health CentreTime: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot
10 11 12
13St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
14ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 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: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester Housing Complex
Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. *Second and last Tuesday of each month
5757 2 Street SW *Second and last Tuesday of each month
15Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
16 17 18 19
20St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
21PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library
Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
Map
Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location 2) Bridgeland Place
BRIDGELAND PLACE
736 MCDOUGALL COURT NE, CALGARY
Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit.
736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
22Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
23Tsuu T'Ina Health CentreTsuu T'Ina Health CentreTime: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tsuu T'Ina Health Centre Parking Lot.
Community Centre (In bad weather)
Stoney Nakoda Health CentreStoney Nakoda Health CentreTime: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot
24 25 26
27St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
28ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 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: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester Housing Complex
Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. *Second and last Tuesday of each month
5757 2 Street SW *Second and last Tuesday of each month
29Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
30 31    
Community Mobile Market Calendar
  • May 21, 2019
    • PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library
    • Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
      Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
      Map
    • Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location 2) Bridgeland Place
      BRIDGELAND PLACE
      736 MCDOUGALL COURT NE, CALGARY
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit.
      736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
  • May 22, 2019
    • Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
    • East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
      Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
  • May 23, 2019
    • Tsuu T'Ina Health CentreTsuu T'Ina Health CentreTime: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Tsuu T'Ina Health Centre Parking Lot.
      Community Centre (In bad weather)
    • Stoney Nakoda Health CentreStoney Nakoda Health CentreTime: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot
  • May 27, 2019
    • St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
    • Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • May 28, 2019
    • 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: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester Housing Complex
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. *Second and last Tuesday of each month
      5757 2 Street SW *Second and last Tuesday of each month
  • May 29, 2019
    • Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
    • East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
      Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
  • June 3, 2019
    • St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
    • Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • June 4, 2019
    • PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library
    • Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
      Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
      Map
    • Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location 2) Bridgeland Place
      BRIDGELAND PLACE
      736 MCDOUGALL COURT NE, CALGARY
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit.
      736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
  • June 5, 2019
    • Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
    • East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
      Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
  • June 6, 2019
    • Tsuu T'Ina Health CentreTsuu T'Ina Health CentreTime: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Tsuu T'Ina Health Centre Parking Lot.
      Community Centre (In bad weather)
    • Stoney Nakoda Health CentreStoney Nakoda Health CentreTime: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot
  • June 10, 2019
    • St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
    • Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • June 11, 2019
    • 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: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester Housing Complex
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. *Second and last Tuesday of each month
      5757 2 Street SW *Second and last Tuesday of each month
  • June 12, 2019
    • Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
    • East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
      Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
  • June 17, 2019
    • St.Peter ElementarySt.Peter ElementaryTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      720 58 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5L9
    • Alex Community Food CentreAlex Community Food CentreTime: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • June 18, 2019
    • PineridgePineridgeTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library 2623 56 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 5J1
      Inside Village Square Leisure Centre, next to library
    • Bridgeland - Location 1Bridgeland - Location 1Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      Columbus Manor 40 11a St NE
      Calgary, AB T2E 7T2
      Map
    • Bridgeland - Location 2Bridgeland - Location 2Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location 2) Bridgeland Place
      BRIDGELAND PLACE
      736 MCDOUGALL COURT NE, CALGARY
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit.
      736 McDougall Ct NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2W6 Map
  • June 19, 2019
    • Bow Valley CollegeBow Valley CollegeTime: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      Located at Bow Valley College (on the second floor lobby South Campus - across from the cafeteria) every Wednesday from 11:00am - 1:00pm 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
    • East Village - Murdoch ManorEast Village - Murdoch ManorTime: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Please enter through the green space on the east side of the building!
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
      Located in the Sunalta C-Train Station platform. Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to your community! Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. Sunalta C-Train Station platform
  • June 20, 2019
    • Tsuu T'Ina Health CentreTsuu T'Ina Health CentreTime: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
      Tsuu T'Ina Health Centre Parking Lot.
      Community Centre (In bad weather)
    • Stoney Nakoda Health CentreStoney Nakoda Health CentreTime: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot