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Food Programs

Food Programs

Cooking together at our House

Cooking together plays an important role at our House. Participants gather together to prepare food as a group, learn and share knowledge about nutrition and cooking, meet new people and build community.

Community kitchens and workshops provide space for participants with common interests, ethno-cultural backgrounds, or health needs to come together in a welcoming and inclusive space.

Resurfacing History: Land and Lives in Mount Pleasant

This project focuses on developing a community process for promoting understanding between cultural value systems, and to build capacity for Indigenous people to preserve culture, explore knowledge and integrate actionable steps that can make social ecosystems and infrastructure work for the urban Indigenous families and community members.

With guidance from elders and cultural teachers, facilitators will have opportunities to take what they learn into the community.

Learn more and participate.

Food Security

We launched the Mount Pleasant Food Network (MPFN) in the spring of 2014 as part of the Greenest City Action Plan.

MPFN is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of all residents living in Mount Pleasant and nearby neighbourhoods by promoting an accessible, just and sustainable food system for our community.

Learn more about the community development role we play in food security at our House, and in the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood.

It’s not just about the food!

Like many new immigrants, Aya* found the process of adjusting to her new life in Vancouver difficult and lonely.

 

That is, until she found her way to the Cooking Club program at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH). Through participation in these peer-run cooking workshops, Aya found a new way to engage with her community, make new friends, and lift herself out of her isolation.

 

Aya is not the only person in Vancouver who has struggled with loneliness. According to the Vancouver Foundation, one third of people in our city find it difficult to make friends. Of people living in our country for 5 years or less, 42% count 3 people or fewer in their network of close friends.

 

According to MPNH’s survey and report It’s Not Just About the Food: Exploring the Impact of Cooking Programs, social and mental health support is a common benefit shared by many participants in food programs.

Read the whole story.

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Resurfacing History

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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
A poster showing and image of a person's hands holding plants in a garden, as well as an image of plants being used to produce medicine.

Land and Lives in Mount Pleasant Resurfacing History focuses on developing a community process for promoting understanding of the land around us and in our communities. We will work together to build capacity for Indigenous communities to learn and practice land-based teachings. All community members welcome to join in and explore knowledge to integrates actionable […]

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1:00 pm

FoodFit: Better health one step at a time

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 5, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

IN FOODFIT YOU’LL… Improve your cooking skills and learn new recipes Join in a 30 minute walk each week Share healthy meals with new friends Make a 12-week commitment to becoming a healthier you Orientation Session: Thursday, April 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. (with lunch!) April 18-July 4, 2019 Join. It's free! […]

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4:30 pm

Food Sense: Healthy Cooking on a Budget

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, happening 6 times

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

Food Skills for Families: Free six-week healthy cooking program Cook simple and nutritious meals. Learn to read nutrition labels. Tour your local grocery store. Connecting people in the kitchen Teaching fun hands-on cooking skills Making healthy eating easy, enjoyable and affordable Yummy recipes! Hummus Kale salad Roasted veggies Quesadillas Granola bites Veggie fritters Homemade pizza […]

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Bring on the HEAT: Healthy Eating & Attitude for Teens

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

Do you love food? Do you love FREE food? Do you like cooking or want to learn? Do you want to share your skills and earn honoraria/volunteer hours? Our Bring on the HEAT (Healthy Eating & Attitude for Teens) program will provide a fun, engaged, and hands-on learning experience for diverse youth, ages 13 to […]

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5:00 pm

Seniors Salmon Supper Club

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Free Mah Jong and Line Dancing from 3–5 p.m. with dinner purchase Members $6.00 | Non-Members $8.00 The menu includes wild salmon, seasonal veggies and dessert. Vegetarian option available by advance request. Sells out fast! Please RSVP by April 15. Register at the front desk or by phone 604.879.8208.    

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Jolene Andrew
Indigenous Community Developer & Mount Pleasant Food Network Coordinator
jandrew@mpnh.org

Michael Volker
Director of Core Programs & Operations
opsmanager@mpnh.org

Jocelyne Hamel
Executive Director
jhamel@mpnh.org

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