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Recovering community one coffee, one meal, one life at a time”
– Mike Macdonald • General Manager, Eleven l Eleven

A Food Truck On a Mission

We believe that recovery saves lives. We believe in long term treatment, and that everyone who wants recovery should have an opportunity to get it. Did you know 90% of people that need treatment in Canada do not receive it? It's a staggering number and it is time to change it. We have long term treatment programs, an award-winning Family Healing Program, long term housing for alumni as well as a budding alumni program, a recovery food truck, and soon enough, a cafe. The recovery cafe and food truck are part of a social enterprise project under the Fresh Start Recovery Cafe's umbrella. All profits generated will go back into helping more men and families get well from the disease of addiction. We are here to inspire a message of hope and wellness. We employ and provide opportunities to people in recovery, and are working on changing the conversation surrounding addiction recovery. Addiction impacts us all, so whether you are in recovery, know someone in recovery, or are somewhere in between, there has never been a better time to bring this issue forward. Recovery saves lives and impacts families for the better. When you come to us, you can be confident that you will Eat Good and Do Good.  Visit us on location at the future home of The Recovery Cafe  - 1111 Memorial Drive NW.  Fot more information or to donate to our project visit www.eleven-eleven.ca

With Gratitude, 

The team at Eleven-Eleven and Fresh Start Recovery Centre

We envision the Eleven-Eleven Food Truck to be:

1. Family Oriented – a place everyone feels welcome and seen
2. Serving simple, healthy and wholesome food
3. Fast paced intimate atmosphere with upbeat and energetic staff
4. Comfortable and kind
5. Serving quality food with a great selection of house roasted beans and hand crafted meals
6. A welcoming space to meet up before or after recovery meetings
7. A showcase for local buskers
8. A social hub, connecting people both face to face and through our online forums
9. A sober venue for recovery events (recovery day)
10. A place to meet up for recovery outings and adventures – You tell us

Location

 As the building transforms into a cafe, we will be operating a food truck in the parking lot with our Eleven-Eleven brand and signature meals with all profits serving to subsadise treatment for men and famlies. We are located in kensinston beside firehall #6 -  1111 Memorial Drive NW as well as onsite at city events (see website for off location events)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug-25-2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally


Aug-29-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Sep-13-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

START DATE - Family Healing Program


Sep-20-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Sep-26-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration