Food & Community Gardens (RCFJ)

Community Development at CNH

Led by the Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice (RCFJ) team, CNH food programs strive to promote learning and leadership around sustainable growing, local food, multicultural food traditions, and healthy eating in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

To learn more, call 604-435-0323 ext. 237 or email

Ongoing Programs

Community Food Advisory Committee

Join a dedicated group of local volunteers for bi-monthly conversations about food justice, advocacy and community meetings.

For more information, contact Gillian Der at

Community Fridge

We have an outdoor community fridge and pantry to offer accessible, free and healthy food to all community members. The fridge is located outside the front entrance of CNH Main Site. There is no judgment, or policing of community members because the food is for everyone!

Community Gardens & Orchards

RCFJ supports three gardens in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood: Collingwood Community Garden, Cheyenne Community Garden, and Still Creek Community Garden. Plots are rented out to local residents in the neighbourhood and gardens act as community gathering spaces to foster community food security.

RCFJ also coordinates the Norquay Community Food Forest and the rooftop garden at CNH. The Food Forest is a hidden gem nestled between houses at 2732 Horley St. It is home to a variety of fruit-bearing, edible, and medicinal native plants as well as a composter, a swing, and a seating area for events and workshops. Meanwhile, the rooftop garden at CNH is embellished with a community mosaic and is home to raised beds growing a variety of vegetables, fruit, native plants and herbs.

To join the waitlist for a community garden plot or volunteer email:

Community Kitchen

Explore collective cooking, learn from neighbours, and share food traditions through this monthly program every fourth Wednesday of the month. Registration required.

For more information, contact Ryan Ng at

Community Lunch

Join us for one of our three-course meals, which offer a nutritious, healthy and affordable lunch. Meals are prepared by our community kitchen chef, along with regular volunteers.

For questions, email Jenny Shen at or call 604-435-0375.

Food Skills Workshops

We offer a variety of food skills workshops throughout the year. Learn how to make pickles and preserves, kimchi, fresh bread, and more! Workshop dates and costs vary.

For upcoming workshops, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Instagram.

Joyce Street Action Network

Have an eye for urban food planning and a passion for cultural food assets? Join this dynamic coalition of community organizations, students, unions, and neighbours advocating for cultural food assets and anti-gentrification along Joyce Street.

Renfrew-Collingwood Food Hub

CNH will be starting a Pilot CSA box program Fall 2021. Stay connected as we launch our new Food Hub programs funded by United Way British Columbia. Renfrew-Collingwood Food Hub is a part of United Way Food Hubs. We offer programs that support community members to access low-cost food options and increase food knowledge, while supporting small businesses and farmers.