Who We Are

Food4Good is the food programming division of the Jasper Place Wellness Centre, which is a registered charity. Food4Good is the result of collaboration between organizations and residents to address food insecurity in Edmonton's west end. We strive to create communities where food is a driving connector for learning, sharing, growing and celebrating.

Our work is based in 10 west end neighbourhoods, with four main focus areas: Growing, Cooking, Access and Advocacy.


 

Growing

We facilitate shared growing space at many locations in the west end, including church properties, apartment complexes, and in private backyards. If you're interested in exercising your green thumb contact us.

Cooking

Through cooking and eating, we aim to build food literacy within our community, while sharing skills, culture and reducing social isolation. We organize monthly collective kitchens which are group cooking opportunities where around 20 people work together to make 2 or 3 recipes that are large enough for everyone to take home about 12 portions. We also visit boys and girls clubs in the west end facilitate a group cooking workshop for youngsters.

Access

Increasing access to healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate foods for all is a large part of our vision. We are currently holding travelling food hub markets twice a month in local community leagues. Through both food donations and bulk buying we are able to sell produce at about 40% less than grocery store prices. Check out our events to see the upcoming markets

Advocacy

We emphasize the assets our neighbourhoods have to offer and build relationships between individuals and organizations. We want to provide opportunities for community members to find their voice on food security issues and their systemic causes, while supporting people to become advocates of change in their own networks.