The SEED is a community food project of the Guelph CHC. We are a collaborative initiative of community partners in Guelph & Wellington with the shared vision of strengthening the local emergency food system, using the power of food to build healthy communities and addressing the underlying issues of food insecurity and poverty.
We work with community partners and community members to increase access to healthy food for everyone in our community, create opportunities for food skills and knowledge to be shared and developed and advocating for policies that target the root causes of food insecurity and create a better food system for all.
The SEED delivers community programs and advocates to address the causes and effects of food insecurity. We are working towards a community with no barriers to healthy food.
Some examples of our programs and services:
- The POD, our fresh food warehouse that distributes produce to our programs, and other community organizations and emergency food pantries.
- Guelph Youth Farm, an urban farm by and for youth, teaching food and employment skills to youth who are facing employment barriers
- Cooking classes such and kitchen programming such as the “Youth & Seniors Lunch” program
- Community Food Markets, our weekly affordable fresh food market, offering community space and sliding scale prices on produce
- Garden Fresh Box, our monthly affordable fresh food box program
- Souper Heroes, fundraising and community building through our soup events, with all proceeds going to support our programs!
To learn more or get involved, visit our website here.