Community Food Program

Learn, grow, eat and share. For over 20 years, LifeCycles has been partnering with social service agencies to offer practical food and garden education to community members. These programs support local food systems and foster food justice awareness throughout our community.

Working Together

Together we work to deepen our collective understanding of where food comes from and grow our connection to this place. Our Community Food Program aims to increase access to fresh, healthy and local food by creating a food literate region. Our Community Food Programs are about more than recipes and labels; they are about fostering an awareness of food justice and supporting communities in actively participating in a secure local food system.

To get involved, contact the Program Manager

Current Community Food Programs

The People, Plants and Homes Program
is a partnership between LifeCycles Project Society and BC Housing. This program strives to create welcoming spaces for tenants to grow, cook, share and discuss food. We distribute plants, soil and seeds, and provide gardening workshops to all ten of the directly managed BC Housing sites in the Capital Regional District.

Eat Laugh Learn! is a community kitchen project for youth and families.  In a fun and supportive environment, participants gain new skills and ideas for creating nutritious, delicious and affordable meals made from local, seasonal ingredients.

Food Empowerment is a multi-faceted initiative partnering with emergency food service providers, shelters and social housing communities to share food and learn together how we can create a healthy, accessible local food system.