Food Market

A choice-based community food pantry at Hope House in Guelph.

No one in our community should have to choose between healthy food, a clean home, or necessary hygiene products. Unfortunately, that is often the reality for families living in poverty.

The Hope House Food Market is here to ensure that everyone in Guelph can provide their family with nutritious meals and household necessities.

The Food Market is a welcoming, choice-based pantry open to both working and non-working individuals and other families who need a helping hand.

Community members are free to shop the market for food and other items while receiving guidance from our volunteers on how to make the most of their budget, and receive ideas on nutritious and delicious recipes.


How does the Food Market work?

The Food Market is a welcoming place where people are free to choose what’s best for them and their families.

Each family who visits the food market receives a certain amount of “bucks” to spend on the items of their choice during their appointment.
Families with infants and young kids also receive separate bucks especially for baby products.

The “prices” are equivalent to the retail cost of groceries. 

Our volunteers are on hand to help community members budget and tally their bucks, while raising awareness and encouraging healthy choices.
Some volunteers pass along tips and recipes from our Edu-Kitchen programs. 

The market is designed to empower community members to fill their cart and shop with dignity. Allowing the freedom of choice minimizes food waste and creates awareness of budgeting for healthy meals. 

    • Fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms, including the Harvest of Hope garden.
    • Non-perishable food items like noodles, canned fruit, vegetables and soups.
    • Meat and dairy products
    • Alternative food products
    • Hygiene products like body wash, shampoo, and feminine products.
    • Cleaning products like dish soap and laundry detergent. 
    • Baby products like diapers, wipes and formulas. 
    • Cat and dog food. 
  • The food market is open:

    Monday: 1pm – 4pm
    Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
    Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
    Thursday: 1pm – 4pm

  • To visit the Food Market, book an appointment by calling Reception at 519-265-4299. 

Our Sponsors:

Hope House operates and advocates on the belief that poverty, food insecurity, inequality, health and community are all interconnected.

Your donations help support the Food Market and other powerful programs in our community.
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Call Us: (519) 265-4299
Location: 10 Cork Street East, Guelph, Ontario N1H 2W8
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P.O Box 1869, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A1