The Seniors’ Community Food Market is a weekly “farmers-market” style market at seven subsidized housing locations across Guelph, totaling more than 80 markets, annually. The project aims to increase food access to 300 vulnerable seniors by distributing fresh produce, pantry and hygiene items and providing age-specific education and referrals.
The Seniors’ Community Food Markets provide multiple benefits for seniors including
- Addressing immediate food security needs by providing nutritious food and necessities.
- Providing a meaningful point of social contact, helping seniors stay safe, active, and connected totheir community
- Creating meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members and equipping participants to reach out for help as needed
This project is a partnership between the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association and HOPE House Guelph. In addition, it has strategic partnerships with The County of Wellington- Housing Services, The SEED, VON, and Guelph Independent Living and the Guelph Food Bank.