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 with less.
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.
The food market is open:
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 5:30pm
The Better Food Company
The Better Food Company is a social enterprise created by Hope House to help build community through better food. All proceeds from the sale of ready-to-eat meals support Hope House’s work directly. To learn more about the impact this initiative is having or to order a meal, click the button below.
Food Skills Class
Join us in the COLLECTIVE KITCHEN on the first Tuesday of each month. This is open to everyone and runs 1-3pm. Food Skills Classes are offered by Community Chef Kay. Participants will take home critical knowledge about healthy food preparation and valuable technical cooking skills.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
For group classes you can contact Chef Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope House Café
Our café is a warm place where everyone in our community can enjoy a warm beverage and build healthy relationships with others.
Over the years, we’ve watched community members from all walks of life bond and form wonderful friendships in our café – and we look forward to seeing many more.
North Field Food Farm
A volunteer-driven farm that harvests incredible fresh fruit and vegetables for our Food Market and for distribution to other food security agencies across Guelph. The produce is also used in the Better Food Co meals that are sold to bring money to the food programs run out of Hope House.
The farm is run by our Community Farmer Pam and the Farm Assistant Alyssa.
To learn more about volunteering on the farm check out this sign-up form. HERE!
Volunteer shifts are dependent on weather & staffing. Please note that the age requirement is 16+.
The address is 5484 Ontario 6, Guelph. Parking is limited.
Seniors’ Community Food Markets
The Seniors’ Community Food Market is a weekly “farmers-market” at seven subsidized housing locations across Guelph, totalling 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 to their community
- Creating meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members and equipping participants to reach out for help as needed
- This program’s success is due to the collaboration and efforts from so many good community partners like: The Seed, The Guelph Food Bank, VON, and Guelph Independent Living.
A special Thank You to Chef Dan Baker of Delicious Direct who is donating soup to our markets.