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 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.
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 Downtown.

If you are interested, please email Roxanne at roxanne@rescuefood.ca

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
< September 2018 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
          1 2
3Sunalta StationSunalta StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Plaza of Station 10 Ave. SW Calgary, AB
East VillageEast VillageTime: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Village 5th Street Park SE, 5th street & 7th avenue SW
4ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Health Centre - Under the pass Shaganappi Complex, 3415 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0E8
ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester complex 5757 2nd Street SW
5 6MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Stoney Nakota Health Centre Parking Lot
7Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
8 9
10SunaltaSunaltaTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunalta Train Station
East VillageEast VillageTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5th Street Plaza (5th Street and 7th Ave SE)
11PineridgePineridgeTime: 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)
BridgelandBridgelandTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McDougall Park McDougall Road & 9th Street NE
(behind the complex by the baseball field)
12 13 14Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
15 16
17SunaltaSunaltaTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunalta Train Station
East VillageEast VillageTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5th Street Plaza (5th Street and 7th Ave SE)
18ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Health Centre - Under the pass Shaganappi Complex, 3415 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0E8
ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Manchester complex 5757 2nd Street SW
19 20MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location to be confirmed
21Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
22 23
24St. Peter School (Gym)St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
The Alex Community Food CentreThe Alex Community Food CentreTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to Forest Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. 4920 17 AVENUE SE CALGARY
25PineridgePineridgeTime: 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
26Sunalta 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)
27 28Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alex Community Food Centre
4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
29 30
Community Mobile Market Calendar
  • September 21, 2018
    • Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • September 24, 2018
    • St. Peter School (Gym)St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • The Alex Community Food CentreThe Alex Community Food CentreTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to Forest Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. 4920 17 AVENUE SE CALGARY
  • September 25, 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
  • September 26, 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)
  • September 28, 2018
    • Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 1, 2018
    • St. Peter School (Gym)St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • The Alex Community Food CentreThe Alex Community Food CentreTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to Forest Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. 4920 17 AVENUE SE CALGARY
  • October 2, 2018
    • ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester complex 5757 2nd Street SW
  • October 3, 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 4, 2018
    • MorleyMorleyTime: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Location to be confirmed
  • October 5, 2018
    • Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 8, 2018
    • St. Peter School (Gym)St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • The Alex Community Food CentreThe Alex Community Food CentreTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to Forest Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. 4920 17 AVENUE SE CALGARY
  • October 9, 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 10, 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 12, 2018
    • Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4
  • October 15, 2018
    • St. Peter School (Gym)St. Peter School (Gym)Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
    • The Alex Community Food CentreThe Alex Community Food CentreTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Bringing budget-friendly fruits & vegetables to Forest Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own reusable bags. We accept cash, credit, and debit. 4920 17 AVENUE SE CALGARY
  • October 16, 2018
    • ManchesterManchesterTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Manchester complex 5757 2nd Street SW
  • October 17, 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 19, 2018
    • Forest LawnForest LawnTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Alex Community Food Centre
      4920 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0V4