Guelph Food Bank: demand grows 30 per cent

Pauline Cripps says that even with a 30 per cent increase in visits, the GFB still won’t turn anyone away

CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2017

The Guelph Food Bank has continued to meet the needs of its community, despite a 30 per cent rise in visits from 2015-2016. This is largely in part to a matching increase in volunteers, according to Pauline Cripps. (Guelph Food Bank/Facebook )

The Guelph Food Bank is an important part of the community; now more so than ever, says Pauline Cripps, coordinator at the GFB.

The food bank saw a rise of 30 per cent in visits from 2015-2016, with 26,896 visits growing to 35,160.

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Chalmers Community Services Centre finds new downtown Guelph home

CCSC brings its ‘judgement free’ programming and services to a new location in downtown Guelph

CBC News Posted: Aug 18, 2017

Volunteers have been preparing the new centre on Carden Street in Guelph, which opens August 18 with expanded facilities. (Diana Sterenberg)

The Chalmers Community Services Centre prides itself in offering no-judgement services to their Guelph patrons, people they refer to as ‘guests’.

“We only ask our guests for a name and an address,” said Peter Gill, Volunteer Executive Director. “We don’t ask for any proof of income, proof of need or expenses. We don’t present any other barriers to access.”

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‘Guidebook’ for the sharing economy from Guelph mayor

Mayor Guthrie helped develop provincial toolkit to help cities ‘find their balance’

CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2017

Sharing economy staples like Uber and Airbnb “just showed up” in municipalities, said Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

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Guelph’s Hillside Festival feeling the pinch from WayHome

Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Southern Ontario music festivals are struggling against increased competition

This year’s Hillside Festival will be the thirty third annual Music Festival at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area. (Hillside Festival)

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