Funds to support Community Garden Network in 2017

Great news: new funding for the Community Garden Network! We have been successful in receiving funding from the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Garden Program for 2017! The proposal was based on the Community Garden Network experience in 2016, and the great season-end meal and meeting we had at Bungalow 55…

Community Garden Network Season-End Meeting & Meal

The Centre Wellington Community Garden Network celebrated the end of the gardening season with a mealtime gathering at Bungalow 55, in Elora, on November 29, 2016. The meal was a feast of vegetables, pulses and stews prepared with great care by local chef Peter Skoggard and sous-chef Debbie Reynolds. Around a makeshift harvest table, 16…

Update on 20,000 Homes Registry Week

The final report on Registry Week in Guelph and Wellington is out. At the next Social Justice Group meeting on Monday, Sept 12, Randalin Ellery of the Guelph & Wellington Task Force on Poverty Elimination and Lori Richer, Special Services Manager, County of Wellington, will be on hand to discuss the Registry Week results, Home…

Funds to support Community Gardens!

GREAT NEWS! The Centre Wellington Food Bank, the Social Justice Group’s partner in the Centre Wellington Alliance for Good Food, has obtained a $3,300 grant to support community gardens in Centre Wellington this year. The grant is from Food Banks Canada and Compass Group Canada. In this grant, there are funds to respond to the…

Help End Homelessness and Precarious Housing!

Guelph-Wellington has joined 28 other communities from across Canada as part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign, a powerful nationwide movement that aims to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018. Registry Week (April 25-28) is designed to jump-start our campaign to end homelessness by mobilizing our community to gather…

Support for Circles Wellington County, please …

Show your support for reducing poverty throughout Wellington County by making a meal! Burritos, chili, ham and scallop potatoes, beef and vegetarian stews, make your own sandwiches, lasagna and shepherds pie …. these are just some of the delicious meals the participants in the Circles Wellington County have enjoyed on Wednesday evenings since the group…