Welcome to the Home Food Community Kitchen
The Home Food Community Kitchen is a University of Calgary initiative that aims to address food insecurity in our campuses and communities. We provide free meal kits and cook-a-long sessions on affordable, healthy, and culturally diverse meals.
To date, our team has brought online cook-a-longs for families at the Children’s Cottage Society Calgary Resource Centre. We have also helped cook and distribute hot, free meals with the Students for Direct Action Food Justice Now team for students. We are also providing Kiva microloans to food-insecure entrepreneurs, families, and children around the world through our members' collected recyclable funds.
What is our objective?
There are currently thousands of Albertan families and children who live in underprivileged circumstances and regularly experience food insecurity. Although it is well-established that what we eat directly affects our health, low-income individuals are still more likely to resort to cheaper, highly processed foods, often due to financial constraints and a lack of knowledge on how to cook affordable, healthier meals. This significantly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, several forms of cancer, and a myriad of other health conditions.
To address food insecurity in our community and on campus, our team initiated our university’s first service-oriented and youth-led cooking club—the Home Food Community Kitchen. We are open to and excited for further collaborations to address food insecurity in our local community and beyond.
How can you support our mission?
Volunteer with us!
We would love to have you as a part of our team! Volunteers are integral to helping us further our mission, including:
Creating meal kits for cook-a-long sessions
Distributing free meals on campus
Distributing free meal kits to students at club events
Participate in our free sessions!
Everyone is welcome to join our free cook-a-long sessions! Please contact us through homefoodocmmunitykitchenYYC@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us, and we will be in touch shortly!
Contribute to our Kiva Microloan international food support fund!
Through our members’ donated recyclables, we provide funds to food-insecure farmers, refugees, and other underserved communities worldwide. Join us in our mission to alleviate food insecurity in our global community by making a monetary contribution!
Get in touch with homefoodcommunitykitchen.com to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.