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Organization: Guelph Food Bank  
Phone Numbers: 519-767-1380
Fax: 519-824-1640
Email: gfb@spiritwind.ca
Website: guelphfoodbank.ca
Address:
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
Phones answered (or leave message) Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon * messages received by phone or e-mail are returned within the day

Client Service hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-11:45 am, Oct-Apr
Mon-Thu 9 am-11:45 am, May-Sep
Executives: Marilyn Worobec - Executive Director
Contacts: Pauline Cripps - Marketing and Communications Coordinator
communications.gfb@gmail.com
Debbie Lascelles - Associate Director
Service Description: Community service organization that works to provide assistance to low-income families and individuals who need help with food due to budget restraints. Founding member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and affiliate member of Food Banks Canada. Has operated for over 25 years in Guelph.

Works to provide much needed support to individuals and families within the community who struggle with basic needs. Now operates a ‘Self-Help Shopping Model’ program which allows clients to use a monthly allotment of points to make decisions based on their special individual and family needs as to what they choose to bring home. This method reinforces client dignity, self-help, personal choice, and encourages self-development.

Food Programs and Distribution:
  • Self-Help Shopping Model
  • Community Excess Program
  • local disaster relief
  • agency distribution
  • waste reduction

Offers a variety of other support programs including Job and Placement Programs, Help With Skills Programming, (i.e. school co-ops, peer work programs, budget counselling, etc)

Also runs a Clothing Exchange (open to the public), Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program, and a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

Fees: None
Application: 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)

Note: Clients should bring their own shopping bags for a bonus of two points that can be used for breads and pastries in the self-help shopping model.

For more information, call or e-mail guelphfoodbank@gmail.com
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 November 6, 2018

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Updated November 6, 2018
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