Food & Community Gardens

Community Development

Food & Community Gardens

Led by the Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice (RCFJ) team, CNH food programs aim to bring the Renfrew-Collingwood community together through gardening, cooking, and sharing sustenance.

To learn more, call 604-435-0323 ext. 237 or ext. 255 or email foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca. Updated events are available at rcfood.wordpress.com

Programs & Services

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: foodsecurity@cnh.bc.ca.

Community Kitchen

Together, we cook and enjoy a meal or learn a skill such as canning, preserving or pickling.

This program is suspended due to COVID-19 and will reopen when safe.

Community Lunch (Frozen Meal Delivery)

In partnership with the Seniors’ Wellness Program

Enjoy our popular low-cost, nutritious, and tasty lunches now available as frozen delivery! To sign up, please call 604-435-0375.

Food Hamper Program

Low-income individuals, seniors and families living in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood who are having a difficult time affording healthy meals and groceries are eligible for a free food hamper. The hampers vary each week and may include a mix of fresh produce, pantry staples, grains, fresh bread, proteins and sometimes ready to heat and serve soups and meals. You can request a hamper by leaving a message at 778-244-4488 or registering online: https://cnh.wufoo.com/forms/zkaqgot1lnzsrc/

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.

This program is suspended due to COVID-19 and will reopen when safe.