The Seniors Community Food Market is a weekly “farmers-market” style market at six subsidized housing locations across Guelph. The project aims to increase food access to 300 vulnerable seniors by distributing fresh produce, pantry and hygiene items and providing age-specific education including Diabetes Support.
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 the community
- Creating meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members and equip participants to reach out for help if/when needed
This project is a partnership between the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association and HOPE House Guelph and has strategic partnerships include The County of Wellington- Housing Services, The SEED, VON, and Guelph Independent Living.
The GWSA is a registered not-for-profit charity which relies on the generousity of individuals, corporate partners, and services, to maintain a broad range of activities and programs. Donations can be made directly on line and a receipt is provided on donations of $25 or more for tax purposes. “Community Support Services” is an integral part of the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association and provides help to many of the area’s most vulnerable seniors.
You can donate to the GWSA-Community Support Services here: