Stonegate CHC's Community Food Program includes:
- Good Food Market
- Market Greens RX Program
- Community Garden
- Good Food Box Program
- School Based Snack Program
- Seniors Grocery Shopping Trips
- Cooking and Gardening Workshops
- Good Food Box Holiday Drive (annual fundraiser)
For more information about the Stonegate CHC Food Access Program, please contact: Julia Graham, Community Program Coordinator, at 416.231.7070 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Food Market
Stonegate CHC's Good Food Market runs on Thursdays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. The Good Food Market is a small fresh produce stand where anyone can come to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at an affordale price. Find us indoors during the fall and winter months, and during the summer months outdoors infront of 10 Neighbourhood Lane. When raining, the Market will be indoors for shelter in the lobby of the building. *Cash & Debit are accepted*
Please note that covid-19 protocols are in place to make it a safe shopping experience.
Market Greens RX Program
Community Food Centre Canada's Market Greens RX Program prescribes registered program participants, who are food insecure and deal with a cardiometabolic disease, credit at Stonegate's weekly Good Food Market in order to purchase fruit and vegetables.
Clients must be referred or fit the requirements to participate. Stonegate CHC has been awarded a grant to run the program for a 2 year funding period 2022 - 2024. For more information about the program, please contact Julia at 416-231-7070. ext. 229.
Stonegate CHC coordinates the community garden at Bell Manor Park. Gardeners keep their plots from year to year, but vacancies do come up.
Good Food Box
Operated by FoodShare, individuals place orders for boxes with Stonegate CHC staff and then receive a box brimming with fresh, tasty produce!
Every Good Food Box is filled with top-quality fruits and vegetables from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal. Each box contains the same mixture of produce, though the contents change with each delivery depending on what is in season. For more information about the types of boxes and costs, please see the FoodShare Good Food Box page.
We accept orders on an ongoing basis. For more information on orders and payment calendar, please check our online calendar.
School Snack Program
The School Snack Program runs throughout the school year at two local schools: Etienne Brulé Junior School and St. Mark’s Catholic Elementary School. The program offers nutritious snacks along with an educational component from our Registered Dietitian to support healthy eating habits in children.
This program relies exclusively on donations. To make a donation to the snack program, please Donate Now.
Better health, one step at a time
Since April 2019, Stonegate CHC's Dietitian has been running the FoodFit program. FoodFit is a free cooking program available to people of all ability levels. It is focused on building nutritional literacy and promoting healthy habits, while helping balance one's diet with tasty, affordable recipes. We work on increasing physical activity levels by focusing on daily walking as a form of easy and cost-free exercise.
FoodFit is a 12-week program, meeting once weekly to engage in a short discussion with light snacks, a bit of light physical activity that usually involves a short walk, and most important cooking a shared meal from scratch using fresh ingredients. A typical workshop lasts 3 hours, the bulk of which is spent in the cooking class (and eating!) portion.
- Learn how to cook a variety of cuisine styles using healthy recipes. Participants also receive a free cookbook.
- Learn the benefits of regular physical activity, with a focus on walking as a way to stay fit. Participants also receive a free pedometer.
- Learn about nutrition and health in general through weekly discussions on certain topics.
Length: 12 weeks
Contact: For more information or to register, please contact Stonegate CHC program registration at 416.231.7070 ext. 307.
Spaces are limited, so it is recommended to register now.
ESS Support Services Shopping Trips
Stonegate CHC partners with ESS Support Services to run a shuttle bus, for seniors and those with disability and mobility issues, every Thursday for grocery shopping to No Frills located at Queensway and Royal York. Participants are picked up and returned to their home
For more information, please call Sonia at 416.231.7070 ext. 239 to fill out the necessary forms to participate.
Food Program Workshops
Throughout the year, we host a number of workshops around healthy eating and gardening. Community members are welcome to attend our garden workshops during the summer growing season facilitated by gardening experts. Workshops offer hands-on information sessions to help improve green thumb capabilities.
In the fall and winter months, our educational workshops turn to the kitchen, where individuals participate in healthy cooking demonstrations provided by our Registered Dietitian. In these sessions, participants learn new recipes and tips to help make fast, healthy and affordable meals.
Check out the Centre's calendar for upcoming events and workshops.
Stonegate Food Access Committee
The Stonegate Food Access Committee is made up of representatives from community organizations and active volunteers, including Stonegate CHC, Stonegate Community Ecumenical Ministry, and the local food bank at Christ Church St. James Humber Bay Anglican Church. The committee meets on a regular basis to strategize and discuss the implementation food based initiatives in the Stonegate community.
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