Lawrence Heights

Community Food Space

The Lawrence Heights Community Food Space is located at 6 Pengarth Ct.  The program provides an on site community food bank, community garden, as well as information and referral services to a wide range of community resources and supports, extending beyond food assistance.  See here for hours of operations.

 

Community Food Bank


Lawrence Heights Community Food Space offers food assistance for households that are having difficulty making ends meet.

LHCFS runs on an appointment based schedule to ensure each client’s needs are personally met.

Participating households are entitled to receive a 3-day supply of food on a once-every-two-weeks basis. Food baskets usually include canned and dry goods with bread, bulk food items and perishables.

Community Garden


Includes 3 raised-beds where fresh local herbs and vegetables are to be cultivated and grown by Food Bank clients and community members at Lawrence Heights. Crops are shared among food bank clients, community members and the food bank network.

 

The garden is an additional space for Clients and Community members to 

  •  promote inter-generational and cross-cultural connections and knowledge-sharing opportunities
  • provide residents with the tools, knowledge, resources and support they need to grow their own food, improve access to fresh, healthy and culturally appropriate produce, thereby allowing them to take control of their own food insecurity
  • agriculture initiative to provide food bank members and community with access to garden knowledge and space for interaction. This will be used to educate participants via workshops and community events as well as encourage more access, awareness and participation in Urban Gardening in the community of Lawrence Heights.

 

New Development was funded by Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Garden Program. (provided by Ontario Association of Food Banks in Partnership with Sysco)