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Food Security Programs

Food Security Programs

Join DIVERSEcity’s Community Kitchen, Community Gardens and other nutrition programs

New Canadians are particularly vulnerable to food security issues, especially during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. DIVERSEcity’s Food Security programs are here to help with information, skills training and emergency food access.

Community Kitchen

In our Community Kitchen programs, we teach skills to feed your family healthily, affordably and independently. You will learn healthy cooking skills, meal preparation, nutrition tips and food safety.  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. You can share food from your own culture, connect with new friends, practise English and join us in building a community through food.

Learn more about our Community Kitchen programs for seniors, youth and parents with children aged 0-12 by contacting the Community Kitchens Coordinator at kitchen@dcrs.ca.

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DIVERSEcity’s Community Gardens

In the Community Garden Program, you learn to grow healthy food organically at one of our two community gardens in Surrey, BC. We also host workshops, cultural celebrations and events to build connections between all garden members who come from many different countries.

Our beautiful Hazelnut Meadows Community Garden (140th  Street and 68th Avenue) has 80 plots, a greenhouse and an orchard. Our Lionel Courchene Growing Roots Garden (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 and refugees connect to their new communities.

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

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FoodFit program

Are you a senior looking to eat healthier, move more and make new friends?  DIVERSEcity offers the FoodFit program that will help you improve your cooking skills, learn new recipes, join exercise classes and share healthy meals with new friends. To learn more, contact 604-547-1369 or email rakhter@dcrs.ca.



Our Food Security initiatives are further supported with funding by:

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