Regent Park Community Food Programs

CRC’s Regent Park Community Food Programs build on CRC’s history of supporting low income individuals and families living in Regent Park and the downtown east, with a suite of high-impact programs that include Community Meals, Advocacy, Food Skills, and Gardening programs, and our weekly summer food festival Taste of Regent Park.

Community members are provided access to free, high-quality food in a dignified setting that doesn’t compromise their self-worth. It provides the space and tools to develop cooking and gardening skills and experiment with new foods.

And it provides the opportunity for participants to find their voices on the issues that matter to them, to make friends, and to find supports.

  • Community Meals Free, nutritious and culturally diverse meals are available to anyone who walks through our doors and are served in a dignified manner. For people living at or below the poverty level, this meal may be their only source of nutritious food for the day. For those working at minimum wage, a meal at CRC will significantly cut their food costs.
  • Advocacy where people find their voice and support each other through Community Action Training, the Peer Advocacy Office, and participating together in social justice activities.
  • Food Skills These diverse programs are highly responsive to the needs of our community and geared to participants of all ages and backgrounds. Food Skills programs enhance the health and well-being of our community by building pre-employment food industry skills, increasing simple, affordable, garden-to-table cooking, encouraging cultural expression, and fostering connections for individuals experiencing social isolation.
  • Urban Gardens Throughout the downtown east, CRC manages three Community Gardens and six large Allotment Gardens with 243 individual family plots, encouraging urban agriculture in the Regent Park area and increasing access to locally grown, affordable food.
  • Taste of Regent Park In its 6th year, Taste of Regent Park is a weekly summer food festival held in the Big Park in Regent Park. Local residents, vendors, caterers and entertainers celebrate the diversity of Toronto’s downtown east, celebrate culture, share resources and access delicious, healthy, affordable and culturally diverse foods.

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Click here to view CFCC’s PSA! The spot was filmed at the Regent Park Community Food Centre, in CFCC’s office kitchen, and at The Stop’s Earlscourt Garden.

Click here to read Launch of CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre a big hit!

Video: CRC – Kid’s Kitchen When I Grow Up

Click here to view our CBC, December 1, 2014 coverage

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For Information about the Regent Park Community Food Centre:

Mark Woodnutt
Community Food Centre Manager
416-363-4234, ext 240