The Guelph Food Bank (GFB) was established by Spiritwind Christian Centre In 1989.
Through the Guelph Food Bank’s hamper and excess programs alone we assisted over 26,800 individuals last year. Food Bank clients vary in age, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: they are all faced with financial hardship. Due to illness, short-term crisis, job loss, adverse economic conditions, and the ever increasing cost of living, our clients cannot afford to buy the needed groceries to adequately feed themselves and/or their families.
Over 30 Local Agencies, Neighbouring Food Banks and Pantries were supported through various GFB Programs. 1,195,297 pounds of food was distributed last year.
Our goal is not only to help meet the needs of our clients in the short term, but also to help clients become self-sufficient and gain and maintain self-worth / esteem to eventually stand on their own with little or no help from agencies and groups within this community.