Description (Service) COVID19 Community meals by delivery within Stratford limits Mon 5 pm-6 pm, Wed 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Order by noon the day before and send address (including postal code), a contact number and number of meals required to EMAIL or leave message at 519-508-3663 Ext 1001.

COVID19 Low cost produce market available by delivery Thu. Must order by 3 pm on Tue. Contact to order or go to website HERE Community Access Market open on site for in-person shoppers Fri 11:30 am-1 pm. Dining room open for shoppers only for coffee and light lunch.

COVID19 Peer Advocacy office - if you or someone you know is in need of support services for income, access to healthy food, addictions, mental health, domestic violence, housing, tax filing, or just need someone with whom to talk - is available for remote consults with Community Connector Matthew by appointment. Contact by EMAIL or Ext 1005.

Programs and services available

Fri 1 pm–4 pm community paramedics, addictions councillors, peer support available.

A Growing Family - Thu 4 pm-5 pm, for families of all configurations that teaches basic gardening skills and incorporates Indigenous foods and teachings Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

Compost Club - Wed 9 am– 11 am, learn about composting and food skills regarding food waste Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

Seniors Green Team - Wed 9:30 am–11 am, start your morning by getting your hands dirty in the greenhouse Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

13 Grandmother Moons - 10 am–12 pm, Sat Nov 9 and Sat Dec 9, 2021. Held on the fifth day after the new moon each month, we will learn about Indigenous ways together and make some handcrafts. Contact: Matthew Maynard 519-508-3663 Ext 1005, EMAIL

Seed Feed and Lead - Fri 4 pm–7 pm, a fun hands on program for youth 9 – 13 yrs to learn how to cook nutritious meals. Participants bring home a batch of what they’ve made to share with their families. Contact: Sarah Pike 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Loving Spoonfuls - Thu 10 am-12 pm, new and expecting parents learn family-friendly recipes and cooking tips along with access to a family health nurse for any parenting questions. Kid friendly environment Contact: Sarah Pike 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Welcome Kitchen - Wed 3 pm–5 pm, program is focused on cooking and eating a communal meal, get together for a small group of individuals being introduced to The Local for the first time. Contact: Sarah Pike 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

To Stratford with Love will be delivered in 2021 from The Local. More details to follow.

A community kitchen to prepare community meals and to teach others how to prepare wholesome meals at home. Also provides The Storehouse that accepts large-scale donations from industry and agricultural sector to distribute to not-for-profit agencies, food banks and school nutrition programs throughout Perth County. Have a low cost produce market, community meal program plus many other community programming around food and advocacy. For current programming schedule see the website HERE
Service Details
Public Comments Closed Dec 20, 2021-Jan 2, 2022
Hours COVID19 Meal delivery Mon 5 pm-6 pm, Wed 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Dining room open for coffee and light lunch for Community Access Market shoppers Fri 11:30 am-1 pm.
Low cost produce market by delivery on Thu. Open on-site Fri 11:30 am-1 pm.
Peer Advocacy remote consults by appointment only.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm. For other programs, hours vary, call or email to confirm session details or to register.
Areas Served Perth County ; Stratford
Eligibility No restrictions other than age or group specific programs
Application Individuals: Drop in for meals and sign up for programs. Non profit organizations: Fill out application to determine eligibility for Store House.
Languages English
Fees Service - Nominal cost for Community Access Market ; None - All programs and meals are free of charge but donations are welcomed.
Address and Location
Site Location Former Country Depot / Stratford Farm Co-op
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
612 Erie St
Stratford, ON N5A 2P1
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Intersection Erie St and Lorne Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-508-3663
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Primary Contact Debra Swan, Executive Director; Phone: ext 1008; Email:
Alternate Contact Derek Barnes, Manager of Community Outreach; Phone: ext 1004; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Mike Lurz, Volunteer and Resource Coordinator; Phone: ext 1006; Email:

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