Free Breakfast Drop-in every Wednesday and Friday 9:00-10:00. Join friends and neighbours while having a free healthy breakfast. Kids are welcomed - with parents or caregivers.
CVRC regularly hosts pop ups, where a samples of a simple, healthy, home cooked meal or snack are served, along with the recipe. Anyone is invited to show up, try out the food, and stay for a chat!
Each week in the summer, we fill a wagon with a healthy snack and walk around the neighbourhood giving out samples to try.
Meal Makers is a monthly, hands-on cooking opportunity to make healthy and inexpensive meals. Hello Fresh-style meal kits are prepared for participants to take home and cook a meal for their family. Registration is required.
We have a limited supply of emergency food available for those who need it.
CVRC is a distribution depot for the SJ Food Purchasing Club, a bulk buying program that offers a monthly opportunity to buy fresh produce at an affordable rate.
Pay for the order size you want ($15 for one large bag or $25 for two bags) and get a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables each month. Pick up your order the following week on pick-up day, 12:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
You do not need to buy an order every month – just when it is beneficial to you.
2022 Order and Pick Up Dates
January - Money due Jan 14 | Pick up Jan 21
February - Money due Feb 11 | Pick up Feb 18
March - Money due Mar 11 | Pick up Mar 18
April - Money due THURS April 14 | Pick up April 22
May - Money due May 13 | Pick up May 20
June - Money due June 10 | Pick up June 17
July - Money due July 15 | Pick up July 22
August - Money due Aug 12 | Pick up Aug 19
September - Money due Sept 16 | Pick up Sept 23
October - Money due Oct 14 | Pick up Oct 21
November - Money due THURS Nov 10 | Pick up Nov 18
December - Money due Dec 9 | Pick up Dec 16
Food Secure SJ is a network of partners who have joined together to work towards increasing food security in Saint John! We represent a wide variety of areas, organizations, and initiatives around the city.
The Growing Place is a unique, year-round, community garden facility run by CVRC. Currently, 42 outdoor plots and 26 indoor plots in our one-of-a-kind community greenhouse are ready for planting. Educational workshops on gardening and food related topic run throughout the growing season. The garden features a smooth ground surface and seven raised plots to allow use by those with mobility limitations.