During this pandemic, our number one priority is the safety of the people we share a community with – our program participants, volunteers and staff. We carefully considered each of our programs to determine whether we could adapt them to keep everyone safe and continue to provide good food to the community.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Emergency Food Home Delivery

We are launching an Emergency Food Home Delivery program to support community members most deeply affected by COVID-19. Food delivered will include prepared meals, fresh foods and nutritious non refrigerated food. We’re partnering with amazing community partners to scale out to work towards delivering food to thousands of community members. You can read more details about this programĀ here.

Good Food Warehouse

Our Good Food Warehouse is currently operating and we are doing our best to get food out to our partners who remain open for their patrons. There are food shortages on the supply side, and we have been working hard to get as much food as we can out into the community through our suppliers and food donors. If you are a business or organization with a surplus of good food that you would like to donate, you can reach out to our Good Food Distribution Coordinator Kari directly – kbadgerow@guelphchc.ca.

Fresh Food Rx

Fresh Food Rx clients who are in the middle of their 12 weeks of fresh food have been contacted directly with the option to receive a home delivery of their produce.

WHAT WE HAVE HAD TO PUT ON HOLD

Community Food Markets

Our regular Community Food Markets are closed until further notice. We hosted anĀ open-air back-of-the-truck version of the markets that adhered to Public Health regulations during the month of April, but have paused all markets for the time being

Upcycle Kitchen

The Upcycle Kitchen Cafe has been cancelled indefinitely, due to the risk and impossibility of social distancing. We know that the cafe is an important point of social connection and food access for many, and it was not an easy decision. Upcycle Kitchen production has been paused until commercial kitchens are open again.

Garden Fresh Box

We have had to make the difficult decision to pause the Garden Fresh Box until further notice. We are working behind the scenes to innovate and adapt, and will be updating as soon as we have news available.

If you would like to donate to support our response, you can do so here.