For Nelson Community Food Centre COVID-19 updates, click here. We now have a mandatory mask policy for all visitors coming inside.

Food Skills

Fun and Informative

We offer Food Skills programs throughout the year, for kids and adults,
where participants share, learn, cook and eat together.

Garden

Watch our gardens grow.

Plant, weed, harvest and connect. All at the Food Centre Garden.

Harvest Rescue

So much more than just picking fruit

The Harvest Rescue program gleans fresh produce, with the help of trained volunteers,
from backyard gardens in the Nelson area and vegetables from nearby farms.

Good Food Bank

Our Good Food Bank supported 2,000 individuals in 2019

At the Nelson Community Food Centre, we believe that
access to healthy food is a human right.

WELCOME TO THE
NELSON COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE

At the Nelson Community Food Centre, we strive to create a welcoming environment where people can access healthy food, join a cooking or gardening program, and be a part of a community centred on nutritious food and fun social activities.

Nelson CFC Volunteer

Our major partner

The Nelson Community Food Centre is a proud partner of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), a national non-profit that builds health, belonging, and social justice in communities across Canada through the power of food. The Nelson CFC is one of 13 Community Food Centres across the country—from Iqaluit to Nova Scotia. Click here to learn about our partner Community Food Centres. 

Our Programs

Nelson CFC Good Food Bank Program

Community, Economics, Food Bank, Health, Waste Reduction

Nelson CFC Food Skills Program

Community, Health, Kids

The Nelson Community Food Centre Garden

Community, Environment, Health, Kids

Nelson CFC Harvest Rescue Program

Community, Environment, Waste Reduction

Testimonials

…people just really enjoy coming here—not just for food but to interact. I love the community dinners because everybody is equal–staff, volunteers and people who participate in programs. We’re all in it together.
Cameron Brown

Star Volunteer and Program Participant

It’s really nice here, the volunteers and staff are friendly. I come for the food for sure; but there’s no judgement. I actually led a canning class here a while back too. I like to get involved where I can.
Penelope

Good Food Bank Participant and Former Class Leader

YOU can HELP

BECOME A PROUD VOLUNTEER

Offer your time and energy to help others in our community. There are many opportunities for people willing to commit to a length of time (though our Harvest Rescue volunteers can be short-term).