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Recovering community one coffee, one meal, one life at a time”
– Mike Macdonald •  Eleven - Eleven Cafe and Eatery

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

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As the building transforms into a cafe, we have launched a recovery food truck which can be found by using the Calgary Street Food App, checking our soical media pages or by going to our website. 

The food truck is also part of the social enterprise project under Fresh Start Recovery Centre's umbrella with all profits generated going back into helping more men and families get well from the disease of addiction. Their staff all identifies that they are in recovery from something…whether that is substance use disorder, co-dependency or process addictions etc.  

We are about living recovery and inspiring a message of hope and wellness. This is the Do-Good part of our tag line…. a BIG part of this initiative is working on changing the conversation surrounding addiction recovery. Addiction impacts us all, whether you are in recovery, know someone in recovery, work with someone that needs 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 eat with us, you can be confident that you will Eat Good and Do Good.

For more information, to book the truck please contact Lisa Simone, National Communications Director at Fresh Start Recovery Centre at lisa@freshstartrecovery.ca 

 

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You might be interested to know that this year there are many more opportunities for you to be involved with Fresh Start to continue to be an important part of the recovery movement, including coming down and being with us at the kickoff of Giving Tuesday in Calgary (#GivingTuesdayYYC) this year.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Open House

Dec-07-2018
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

A time to celebrate the year of connection and creation.  Our Christmas Open House is a mix of music, food and festivities. All are welcome.