Regina offers many different ways to find food
You will find large and small grocery stores throughout the city. Many of them offer organic foods. There are also smaller, specialty stores selling meats, cheese, fish, bakery goods and other items.
You will also find food stores that sell halal, kosher, Asian and South Asian foods. Many of the larger stores include diverse ethnic food sections. To find stores that match your family’s needs, check the telephone directory or the Internet.
You can purchase locally grown fruit and vegetables, and local meats, cheeses and eggs from Saskatchewan farmers at the Regina Farmer’s Market where farmers bring fresh goods to sell. The market is held outdoors in summer and indoors in winter.
Regina is home to many restaurants featuring all kinds of food from typical Canadian fare to diverse foods from many countries and traditions. Restaurants are listed in the Regina telephone directory and can be found on the Internet.
Wines and other alcoholic beverages are sold at special stores. Some of these stores are government-operated and others are privately run. You will find the stores listed in the telephone directory yellow pages under” Liquor Stores”. Government stores are listed on the Internet at saskliquor.com/SaskLiquorWeb/LocationSearch.aspx.
For those who need assistance
The Regina Food Bank is a community-based organization that distributes limited quantities of food at no charge. (The Food Bank also provides education and advocacy).
REACH reachinregina.ca is another community organization that provides healthy food at low cost, and also provides education.
Regina has “soup kitchens” run by community groups, where people can have a hot meal for free. For example, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, soulsharbourrescuemission.org at 1836 Halifax Street or (phone 306-543-0011) is open to anyone in need of a meal on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Meals on Wheels program (phone 306-766-7200) provides 5 – hot meals per week to individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals. There is a cost for this service based on income and number of meals.