Community Programs

At Community Natural Foods we are dedicated to encouraging Calgarians and Canadians alike to live a healthier, more natural life and strive to support the health and well-being of our community.  We do this by following the moto of “Doing Business Right”, while trying to be good members of the community in which our business exists. 

When you shop at a Community Natural Foods Market you can access a variety of health expertise through our passionate and knowledge staff or through some of the many great speakers that present at our free to attend public lecture series.  You can access many great weekly in store specials on a large variety of quality products that are natural, organic and sustainable in nature.   You can access the many great relationships we have spent time cultivating from community partners to relationships with local vendors and producers.  You can benefit from Community’s sponsorship and donations programs, or you can learn more about some of the amazing not-for-profit organizations that we try to shine the spot light on that do amazing things for people, the community and our planet!     
 

Change For The Earth Program
Community Natural Foods kicked off the Change for the Earth Program on Earth Day 2012. It is a bag credit donation program allowing customers to donate their 5 cents to any 1 of 3 non-profits showcased each month, representing PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, AND PLANET organizations. Community Natural Foods matches dollar for dollar the total amount that our customers donate.

Below are a few of the organizations have been featured through the Change For The Earth program:

Featured People Groups: 
Potential Place, Chysalis, Youth Singers of Calgary, The Mustard Seed, Chrysalis, Calgary Dream Centre, Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation, Potential Place, Brown Bagging for Calgary Street Kids, Calgary Poppy Fund/Veteran Foodbank, The Kerby Centre, Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation, Women in Need Society, The Third Academy, Youth Inclusive Neighbourhoods, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Grit Calgary Society, Calgary Drop Inn Centre, High Banks Society, Discovery House, Cerebral Palsy Association, Women’s Centre of Calgary, and The Children’s Cottage to name a few of the people groups we’ve showcased to date.
 

Featured Community Groups: 
Calgary Humane Society, Calgary Distress Centre, Slow Food Calgary, Inn From The Cold, Adoption Options, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Vibrant Communities Calgary, Global Eyesight Now, Calgary Outlink, YMCA of Calgary, Tri-Commitment, Habitat for Humanity Calgary, Pawsitive Match Foundation, Calgary Meals on Wheels, Military Family Resource Centre, Calgary Interfaith Foodbank, Arusha Centre, and Rasta to name a few of the community groups we’ve showcased to date.
 

Featured Planet Groups:
REAP (Respect for the Earth and All People) Calgary, Sustainable Alberta, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Weaselhead Glenmore Park Preservation Society, Alberta Wilderness Association, Organic Alberta, The Evergreen Theatre, The Sierra Club – Chinook, Water Matters, Recycling Council of Alberta, Green Calgary, The Pembina Institute, Grizzly Bear Alliance, Parks Foundation, Friends of Fish Creek Society, Calgary Horticultural Society, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Cows and Fish, and the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Society to name a few planet groups we’ve showcased to date. 

 

COMMUNITY DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS

Annually Community Natural Food provides in kind and financial support to over 50 local grass roots events and organizations. If you are interested in learning how your organization can access like-minded sponsorships and/or donations, please contact our Customer Care Department.

IN STORE PROGRAMS:

Seniors Discount
Every day is seniors day at Community Natural Foods, so if you’re 65 and looking for a discount for all of your healthy purchases, simply become a member (it is free and takes less than a minute to sign up) and save 5% on your groceries every day.

Sign up for the myCNF Membership program and save an additional 10% on sales items, every day, and enjoy appreciation day sales throughout the year. Learn more
 

Flyer Matching- In addition to the savings in our weekly flyer, we proactively change our prices to match independent health food store flyers.

 

Every Day Low Pricing- We’ve taken several of our most popular products and priced them at very low prices to guarantee you the best deal on some of your everyday favorite items.

 

Price Matching- If another health food store has a lower regular price on the same product we’ll match it, give you an additional *5% off and then change our prices ongoing.

myCNF Verified
Our standards for ingredients far exceed simply being legal and allowed for sale in Canada. Community Natural Foods regularly reviews studies and ratings by several different worldwide agencies and governments to ensure absolute safety. We are currently working with a 3rd party research firm to make ingredient decisions, from a health, ethical and environmental standpoint, easier for our customers. Look for the roll out of the updated myCNF Verified program in the fall of 2017.

Community Natural Foods is proud to support these organizations: