Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guelph Community Food Drive - Sunday May 29 to Sunday June 5

Chalmers Community Services Centre is joining forces with the Food Accessibility Working Group of the Guelph Wellington Food Round Table, Epicentre (part of the Billy Graham Association), the Salvation Army and other community groups to participate in the Guelph Community Food Drive that will run from Sunday, the 29th of May to Sunday, the 5th of June.

Here is how you and your congregation can help:

Invite members of your congregation and their friends to bring food to your church on these two Sundays. Here are the preferred food items that Chalmers would particularly appreciate receiving: skim milk powder, peanut butter, rice, pasta, canned tuna/salmon, high fiber cereal, instant oatmeal, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, and canned beans. Please call our office at 519-822-8778 to arrange a time to drop off collected items at 40 Baker Street.

Help canvas the area in the city that we have particularly been assigned, Waterloo to Norfolk/Woolwich to London to Edinburgh East to Waterloo. This requires delivering a flyer inviting people to bring their donated food items to Chalmers Community Services Centre on Saturday, the 4th of June between 9am-12noon. If you could volunteer for this activity, please leave your name at CCSC, 519-822-8778 or email

Thank you very much for participating in this major community food drive.

John Buttars (Chair of the CCSC Board)

Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) operates Chalmers Downtown and Chalmers West. CCSC offers a number of services but the main services are a food pantry (formerly the Fair Share Food Shelf), clothing, as well as personal support, referral, dignity, and community for a significant number of people who live on the margins of our affluent city.

Kind Regards,

Anita Jarvis
Program Leader
Chalmers Community Services Centre