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Organization: Guelph Food Bank  
Phone Numbers: 519-767-1380
Fax: 519-824-1640
100 Crimea St, Unit C12
Guelph, ON
N1H 2Y6
Intersection: Edinburgh Rd N and Crimea St
Location: Guelph-North West
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: front entrances
Hours: Office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
* client services, hamper pickup Mon-Fri 9 am-11 am
* phones answered (or leave message) Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon
* messages received by phone or e-mail are returned within the day
* excess program pickup Mon-Fri 9
Executives: Marilyn Worobec - Executive Director
Spiritwind Christian Centre / Guelph Food Bank
Contacts: Pauline Cripps - Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Service Description: Community service organization that works to provide assistance to low-income families and individuals who need assistance with food due to budget restraints. Proud founding member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks, affiliate member of Food Banks Canada, and has operated for over 25 years in Guelph.

Offers food hampers, community support and local disaster relief to those in need. Accepts donations of perishable and non-perishable food from the community. Food programs include:
  • food drives, on-going collections of bins in stores, supply and share programs
  • direct recovery from manufacturers and distributors
  • direct recovery through Food Banks Canada programs

Other programs include:
  • clothing exchange
  • Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program
  • community awareness
  • silent auctions
  • nutrition counselling and life skills
  • free Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (clients only), Mar-Apr

Individuals registered with Guelph Food Bank may also be entitled to:
  • job and placement programs that provide referrals and direction for retraining, work boot program
  • court-awarded hours through John Howard Society and Alternative Measures are also accommodated
  • budget, debt and credit counselling, life skills counselling, referrals for other needs, advocacy on behalf of clients

Fees: None
Application: Clients must make contact 24 hours in advance to book an appointment. New clients are required to bring:
* one piece of identification
* proof of address (bills or mail with applicant's name sent to that address)
* proof of income for applicant and any other adults in the household (pay stubs, EI cards, etc)
* proof of expenses (rent, mortgage, fixed monthly expenses)
* any special dietary needs (baby formula, diapers, allergies)
* clients may access food hampers once every 30 days - ID will be required of person picking up hamper (food hamper provided should last 7-10 days); for food hamper requests, e-mail
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Anyone faced with financial hardship may apply to the Food Bank for assistance. Clients must be able to show proof of need.
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Guelph ; Wellington County  
See Also: Clothing and Household Items
Food Banks

This information was last completely updated on October 4, 2017

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