Program Overviews

Source: CFCC
Module: Innovation in food banks

We at Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) have heard from many at food banks who want to shift or augment their work to create more impact.

Source: CFCC
Module: Innovation in food banks

This document is a logic model for Food Access at Community Food Centres. It includesour recipe for change, goals and objectives, rationale for the issues we face, and the food access priorities we're working toward.

Fruit and vegetable voucher programs have been increasingly used in the past decade to reduce financial barriers to healthy food, to improve health, and to support local farmers.

Source: Other
Module: Social Change

US-based food security organization, Why Hunger, produced this excellent publication on Agroecology in 2015.

Source: CFCC
Module: Basic Income

Drawing on the latest research, this is CFCC's backgrounder on basic income, covering the history, policy models, benefits, and criticisms.

Source: CFCC
Module: Placemaking Through Food

To see the photos that we displayed during this webinar, you can download this slide deck featuring images from Dufferin Grove, Regent Park CFC, and Thorncliffe Park.

Source: CFCC
Module: Diet and Mental Health

A list of programs referred to in Karen Davison's April 9, 2014 webinar presentation, as well as further links to innovative programs that are addressing both diet and mental health.

Source: CFCC
Module: Diet and Mental Health

Karen Davison, one of the panelists from the April 9, 2014 webinar "Diet, Mental Health, and the Role of Community Food Programs," shares her slides featuring key research on the topic. 

Source: CFCC
Module: Evaluation

This slide deck was presented by CFCC Evaluation Manager, Meredith Davis, during the Fall 2012 webinar.

Source: Other
Module: Evaluation

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework for measuring and accounting for this much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve well being by incorporating social, environmental and ec

Source: Other
Module: Gardening and Mental Health

This document is a collection of key learnings from the December 2012 Mental Health and Gardening Knowledge Swap hosted by the Central Toronto Community Health Centre in collaboration with EcoSpark, The Stop, Canadian Mental Health Association and

Source: The Stop
Module: The Stop CFC's Food Bank model

This document is an anual report of The Stop`s Food Bank from 2010-11 and includes information about creating a more respectful and dignified environment, improving the quality of food available, working with volunteers and more.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Kitchens

The truth is, we can’t really be food secure without food skills. Learning to cook may be one of the most important things we can do for our good health.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Gardens

We had a great Q+A session at the end of our webinar on Community Garden Programs. This document has answers to the questions that we didn’t have time to answer during the event, including:

Source: CFCC, The Stop
Module: Gardening and Mental Health

Community garden programs that are offered as part of a multifaceted suite of programs at a Community Food Centre have significant potential to achieve positive outcomes for participants suffering from mental health issues and the participant popu

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Food Centre Model

Food is never just food. This unwavering belief fuels everything we do at Community Food Centres Canada.

Source: Other
Module: Nutrition

Hans Kai is a participant led based health program for people wanting to maintain or improve their health. It is based on a program that has been operating in Japan for the last 50 years.

Source: CFCC
Module: Nutrition

This document offers some straightforward approaches to healthy food and healthy eating that are intended to have a positive impact on the health of the people we work with, the environment and other players in the food system.  We understand that

Source: CFCC
Module: Evaluation

This document a written summary of the Q&A session from the Evaluating Community Food Initiatives webinar that CFCC hosted in the Fall of 2012, including questions and responses we didn't have time to address live.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Food Centre Model

The Stop was founded in the 1970s as one of North America’s first food banks. Since 1998, it has grown into a comprehensive community food centre, and is the organization that the community food centre model is based on.

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Food Centre Model

This document gives an overview of the history and development of The Table Community Food Centre in Perth, ON.

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Food Centre Model

This document gives a brief overview of the history and development of The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, ON.

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Food Centre Model

The Community Food Centre model, based on work started at The Stop Community Food Centre, is a mix of programming, organizational culture, principles and values, and infrastructure.

Source: The Stop
Module: Education Programs

This program report gives an overview of the Kids Dig It! After School Programs at The Stop Community Food Centre.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Kitchens

The Stop’s Community Kitchens use the power of food to build strong community ties. Participants learn about nutrition and cooking techniques, share their own knowledge and experiences in cooking, and further develop their skills in the kitchen.

Source: CFCC, The Stop
Module: Community Kitchens

This document is an infographic of the community kitchens programs at The Stop Community Food Centre.

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Gardens

This document is an infographic of the Community Gardens program.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Gardens

This document gives an overview of the history, growth and community garden programming that happens at The Stop.

Source: CFCC
Module: Drop-in Meals

An infographic of the Drop-in Meal Program.

Source: The Stop
Module: Volunteering

Although volunteers don’t get paid for the work that they do, their contribution to the Community Food Centres is invaluable.

Source: CFCC
Module: The Stop CFC's Food Bank model

An infographic of the food bank program.

Source: The Stop
Module: The Stop CFC's Food Bank model

The Stop’s Food Bank has evolved over the years to improve the quality of the food provided, as well as the overall experience of coming to the program.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Action Program

Two core tenets of the civic engagement work undertaken at each Community Food Centre are our “community action trainings”, which in turn feed into the creation of community advocacy offices.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Action Program, Social Change

This document looks at the core principles and values of the Community Action Program overall, and discusses how these fit into the different program components (e.g. the community action training, advocacy office, and social justice clubs).

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Action Program

The Stop’s Bread & Brick Social Justice Group has been meeting since 2009.

Source: The Stop
Module: Community Action Program

This resource provides an overview of the Do the Math campaign, its components, and its achievements to date.

Source: CFCC
Module: Community Action Program

An infographic of the Community Action Program.