Neighbourhood Market 2018-02-16T14:59:03+00:00

Neighbourhood Market

Free, fresh groceries weekly

Living Edge recognized the growing need among working families, single parents, the elderly, students and others for the availability of free, fresh groceries in the suburbs of Victoria. Together with various churches in the city a partnership was developed whereby Living Edge supply the food, expertise and training, while churches support with volunteers, location and other logistical requirements. It’s been an amazing partnership with various churches as many people benefit from free, fresh produce weekly in an increasingly more difficult economy.

Downtown Area

Quadra Village Community Center
901 Kings Road
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church
877 North Park St
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Our original “Neighbourhood Market” started in these humble beginnings under tents and with a handful of committed volunteers. Known before as MarketPlace we still serve many working families, the elderly and man on disability in the downtown core through this outlet.

This recent outlet serves mostly the residents of 55+ buildings in the area, but anyone from the neighbourhood always welcome.

Langford Area

Corner of Goldstream Ave & Veteran’s Memorial
679 Goldstream Ave.
Hosted by: Open Gate Church
Fridays 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Many working families, those living on disability and fixed income are benefiting hugely from the recently opened Market in Langford.

  • “I just want you to know that I sent a client in great need to your service today, and he was so thrilled that he sent me a photo of what he got and told me that “some days are good days” – I am astonished at how much food he got for his family and I am so touched and thankful by your service – it is so wonderful to get good news in this day and age. Thank you to you and all your workers – you truly are making a HUGE difference!”

Royal Oak Area

Gateway Baptist Church
898 Royal Oak Ave
Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Last Market:
Tuesday, December 12
Reopening:
March 2018

Supported by:

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Single parents are one of the groups most grateful for the weekly market at Gateway Baptist Church…
  • “Before I started coming to the Market in July, I was really struggling to get by each month especially as the cost of groceries continued to climb. After rent, storage and some menial work I was barely able to cover expenses. Since then, I’ve been attending the market weekly and it has made it so much easier to survive and even stay healthy. I’m very thankful for this service & everyone that takes part in it! Thank-you very much all of you & may God Bless You All.”
  • “Thank you for the neighbourhood market. Our family has not only benefited by this service but we have been able to pass out additional items we receive to those who can use a helping hand but are unable to come. The lettuce alone helped 4 families!”
  • “Your line up of warmth and food will be a welcome and needed support for families this winter. Thanks so much for all you do, it reminds me of the true and authentic role of the church, it’s heartwarming.”

UVic Area

UVic Family Centre (Family Housing)
2375 Lam Circle
Coordinated by: West Village Church and UVic Family Centre
Mondays 5:45 – 7:00 pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church
2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road
Tuesdays 12:00 – 5:00 pm

UVic Students

Various Locations at UVic
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Hosted by: University Christian Ministries
First Friday of the Month, 11 am – 1 pm

Students find the cost of tuition, rent and other essentials particularly high and therefore free, fresh groceries a huge benefit for them..
From grateful students:
  • “I’ve been in Victoria since the last university semester and didn’t quite realize how expensive it is to live here. I’m part of a commune and we hardly ever bought fresh vegetables and fruit – now we can get what we need every week! It’s amazing.”
  • “This really is a great place to hang-out. I love the student dinners and I’m impressed that they are not only recycling food that would normally go to waste, but also helping struggling students like me”

Thanks to these fantastic organizations helping us serve
our NEIGHBOURHOOD MARKET partners and their guests

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