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Food Security Programs

Food Security Programs

Do you enjoy cooking, gardening and meeting new people? Join our Community Kitchen and Community Garden programs

Learn cooking skills, planting and gardening, meal preparation, good nutrition and how to cook low-cost meals; our Food Security Program teaches skills to feed your family healthily, affordably and independently. The program includes our Community Kitchen Program, the Hazelnut Meadows Community Garden and the Lionel Courchene Growing Roots Community Garden. We focus on youth, seniors and parents with children aged 0-6 or 6-12.

Community Kitchen Program and Projects

In the Community Kitchen Program, you learn how to cook Canadian and multicultural healthy food, and lots more. We use hands-on cooking classes to teach new skills, visit grocery stores and learn about local community food supports for families on a low income. Held at various locations in Surrey, BC, you can share food and traditions from your own culture and connect with new friends. Feel confident and independent, practise English and join us in building a community through food.

Learn more and find out about other special food projects for seniors, youth and parents with children aged 0-12; contact the Community Kitchens Coordinator at kitchen@dcrs.ca.

Online Cooking Classes August – October 2020

Community Garden Program

In the Community Garden Program, you learn to grow healthy food organically. The program includes workshops, cultural celebrations and events to build connections between all garden members who come from many different countries.

Our beautiful Hazelnut Meadows Community Garden, at 140th  Street and 68th Avenue, has 80 plots, a greenhouse and an orchard. Our Lionel Courchene Growing Roots Garden at 9839 155th Street, has 21 plots, a community composting bin and a community tool shed.

This is a learning garden program that helps new immigrants connect to their new communities. Most plots are registered to immigrant, refugee and low-income families.

Learn more by contacting the Community Garden Coordinator at garden@dcrs.ca or 604-547-1378.