Guelph Food Bank

Site: Guelph - 100 Crimea St

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Emergency Food Assistance ; Food Pantry ; Kitchen Cupboard ; Spiritwind Christian Centre of Guelph
Office Phone 519-767-1380
Fax 519-824-1640
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Primary Contact Pauline Cripps, Administrator; Email:
Primary Executive Marilyn Worobec, Executive Director
Description (Site) Guelph-North West
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
100 Crimea St, Unit C12
Guelph, ON N1H 2Y6
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Intersection Edinburgh Rd N and Crimea St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - wheelchair access from back of warehouse, elevator for second floor ; Partially Accessible - front entrances
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Community service organization that works to provide assistance to low-income families and individuals who need help with food due to budget restraints. Founding member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and affiliate member of Food Banks Canada. Has operated for over 25 years in Guelph.
Description (Service) Works to provide much needed support to individuals and families within the community who struggle with basic needs. Now operates a ‘Self-Help Shopping Model’ program which allows clients to use a monthly allotment of points to make decisions based on their special individual and family needs as to what they choose to bring home. This method reinforces client dignity, self-help, personal choice, and encourages self-development.  
Food Programs and Distribution
* Self-Help Shopping Model 
* Community Excess Program 
* local disaster relief 
* agency distribution 
* waste reduction 
Offers a variety of other support programs including Job and Placement Programs, Help With Skills Programming, (i.e. school co-ops, peer work programs, budget counselling, etc)  
Also runs a Clothing Exchange (open to the public), Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program, and a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).
Hours COVID-19 service update: Food bank remains open Mon-Fri 9 am-11:45 am * no appointment required 
NOTE: Singles can access the service twice per month; households of 2 or more people can access once per month 
Office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Phones answered (or leave message) Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon * messages received by phone or e-mail are returned within the day
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Anyone faced with financial hardship may apply to the Food Bank for assistance. Clients must be able to show proof of need.
Application New clients are required to bring:  
* one piece of identification  
* proof of address (bills or mail with applicant's name sent to that address)  
* proof of income for applicant and any other adults in the household (pay stubs, EI cards, etc)  
* proof of expenses (rent, mortgage, fixed monthly expenses)  
Note: Clients should bring their own shopping bags for a bonus of two points that can be used for breads and pastries in the self-help shopping model. 
For more information, call or e-mail
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1989 - established by Spiritwind Christian Centre
Funding Donations ; Spiritwind Christian Centre
Service Categories Christmas Programs ; Food Banks ; General Clothing Provision ; Life Skills Education ; Nutrition Education ; Tax Preparation Assistance