Food Alliance Meetings ~
A quarterly meeting of all local food related agencies, businesses and interested individuals intended to assist in sharing resources, ideas and programs with the goal of reducing food insecurity in High River.
Next meeting ~ September 26th Time: 2:00 - 4 :00
Where: TheCommons 55 8th Ave SE (Veterans Way)
Food Rescue ~ Volunteers rescue food from local grocery stores that would have been thrown out due to damage, excess or imminent best before dates. The food is sorted, labeled, and distributed through the Commons at 55 8th Avenue SE (just up the road from the Legion) from the ‘self-serve’ Market.
The Market is open every Tues and Thursday from 12:00 - 1:30 (or until the food runs out)
The second Tuesday of the month is from 5 - 6:30 pm INSTEAD of 12:00-1:30.
All community members are welcome attend the market and help yourselves to 1 plastic grocery bag of food. We ask that community members visit the Market 4 times a month so that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the benefits of the rescued food.
WRCC would like to send out a very heartfelt thank you to the Salvation Army staff and organization for their generous support and contribution to helping launch Food Rescue in High River.
The fridge and freezer have been proudly donated by:
Western Financial Group and High River Rotary.
The Food Rescue initiative would not be possible without our participating local grocery stores:
High River Sobey's, Stephen's No Frills and High River Co-Op.
As of July 31st, Food Rescue volunteers have rescued 51,816 pounds of food from local grocery stores, businesses, restaurants and events. This food has been diverted from the landfill (saving our environment) and distributed to over 3600 people. There have been 91 Markets since the program started in October 2018!
All community members are welcome to join us at the Markets and help yourself to a bag of groceries of your choice. No identification information is required.
More information can be found on Facebook - High River Food Rescue
"GROW A ROW" Campaign
Social media and awareness campaign requesting gardeners to grow an extra row of garden items to harvest and donate to the Food Rescue and the Food Bank. The Shepard Family Park Society has graciously donated cold storage so we can be putting out fresh produce throughout the year!
If every local gardener grows one extra row of produce this can have a huge impact on our ability to give out produce through our programs. Ideas of what to grow include beets, carrots, potatoes, kohlrabi, parsnips, etc. Please contact us if you have questions.
Drop off produce at Wild Rose Community Connections office at
#2, 127 - 3rd Avenue SW Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 4:00
Or, you can drop off your donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank
Thank you for your participation in bringing our community closer together by sharing your bounties!