Food Market

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.

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The food market is open:

Monday: 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 1pm – 6pm

Community Breakfast

Breakfast will continue to be made by Chef Kay and her team but will be served at the Royal City Mission. Monday to Saturday from 10am-11am.

Coffee will be available at Hope House from 9AM-NOON, Monday to Thursday each week.

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These breakfasts provide a light, nutritious meal and help to get a good start on the day.  Breakfasts change each morning, and some days are as simple as muffins and yogurt, and other mornings we offer breakfast burritos made by Dan Baker from Delicious Direct.

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.

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Food Skills Class

Food Skills Classes are offered twice a month at Hope House. Each month, a different healthy and flavourful recipe will be taught by Chef Kay. Participants will take home critical knowledge about healthy food preparation and valuable technical cooking skills.

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 community market garden 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!

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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 equip​ping 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.

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