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
< April 2019 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
1Penbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolPenbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
2Mount Royal UniversityMount Royal UniversityTime: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Every Tuesday in Mount Royal University’s Wyckham House (in the food court beside the EDO) from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, now until the end of March, Fresh Routes will set up their Community Mobile Food Market on campus, making grocery shopping convenient, accessible, and affordable. 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. Some of these items include bananas, apples, berries, sweet potatoes, avocados, cucumbers, and almond milk. Items may vary throughout the pilot based on the seasons. BYOB: We encourage you to bring your own BAG! Cash, debit, credit, and Fresh Bucks accepted. Located in MRU's Whykham House
ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) *Second and last Tuesday of each month Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
*Second and last Tuesday of each month
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
3East Village (Murdoch Manor)East Village (Murdoch Manor)Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
808 5th Street SE
Please enter from the Green Space
Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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
4 5 6 7
8Penbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolPenbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
9PineridgePineridgeTime: 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
10Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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
11 12 13 14
15Penbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolPenbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
16ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) *Second and last Tuesday of each month Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
*Second and last Tuesday of each month
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
17Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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
18 19 20 21
22Penbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolPenbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
23PineridgePineridgeTime: 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
24Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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
25 26 27 28
29 30ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) *Second and last Tuesday of each month Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
*Second and last Tuesday of each month
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
         
Community Mobile Market Calendar
  • April 22, 2019
    • Penbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolPenbrooke Meadows - St. Peter SchoolTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      720 - 58 Street SE, Calgary
  • April 23, 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
  • April 24, 2019
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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
  • April 30, 2019
    • ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) *Second and last Tuesday of each month Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
      *Second and last Tuesday of each month
    • 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 1, 2019
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 7, 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 8, 2019
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 14, 2019
    • ShaganappiShaganappiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Shaganappi Complex - Village Resource Room (3528 Balsam Drive SW) *Second and last Tuesday of each month Shaganappi Complex, 3528 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2Y1
      *Second and last Tuesday of each month
    • 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 15, 2019
    • Sunalta C-Train StationSunalta C-Train StationTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 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