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We’ve now released the 2012 Food Access Guide which includes information for Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph. If your group would like to be listed in a future version of this guide, or if you want to correct any information, please send an email using the contact form below.
The purpose of the food access working group is to support collaboration to ensure those experiencing economic hardship in Guelph and Wellington County have access to culturally acceptable, safe and nutritious foods to meet their dietary needs; in a manner that maintains human dignity.
1) To decrease the number of barriers in accessing emergency food services for individuals experiencing economic hardship.
2) To collaborate and strengthen partnerships to increase the capacity and quality of service of the emergency food system in Guelph and Wellington County.
3) To partner with the Guelph Wellington Poverty Task Force and the Guelph Wellington Food Round Table Policy Working Group to influence policy to increase access to healthy foods and to raise awareness about food related issues that people living in economic hardship experience.
4) To collaborate and partner to increase the number of opportunities for nutrition education and food skill development to those experiencing economic hardship in Guelph and Wellington county.
The Food Access working group is open to any members of the public. We also invite members from various social service organizations, emergency food providers, and the wider community who are interested in food security issues. Please view our terms of reference and new membership form.
The Food Access Working Group generally meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Specific meeting times and locations will be posted on the events page as scheduled, as well as visible on the side-bar.
Please contact the Food Access group with any questions via the contact form below.