We need to build a better food system.
Rebuilding a better food system means that we have to find new ways of doing things and fill gaps that traditional food systems were not built to address.
In free food distributed in 2022-23
Deliveries made in 2022-23
Partner agencies supported
Households on our wait-list
We are a do-it-together food movement.
We are working towards a connected community where everyone has access to healthy food. We are building a new kind of food system in Guelph, fuelled by community and filled with dignity.
Everyone is welcome.
Food insecurity is an income based issue. Many people simply do not have enough money to afford they food they need. We offer free-to-access programming to complement our work with social enterprise to ensure we offer something to everyone regardless of socioeconomic status.
We can’t rebuild a food system or address all the needs of a community alone. What we are doing is BIG and requires a great deal of collaboration with other organizations and businesses who can share knowledge, resources, connections, and ultimately share in the success of this common goal.
We are using innovative social enterprises as a way to involve the whole community in the solution. Sliding scale pricing allows us to offer something to everyone. Sales at retail pricing help offset a small fraction of operating costs, but more importantly gives everyone a chance to experience the quality of what we offer.
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The SEED is a charitable, non-profit food program of the Guelph Community Health Centre.
About the Guelph CHC
The vision of the Guelph CHC is A community without barriers to health and well-being. We reduce health inequities by providing inter-professional primary health services and community programs, focused on the populations we prioritize, in collaboration with community partners.
HOW THE SEED CONTRIBUTES TO THE VISION OF THE GUELPH CHC
Access to nutritious food is core to a person’s well-being. As a non-profit program we are able to design and operate programs that increase physical and financial access to food among people facing food insecurity.