THE SEED EMERGENCY FOOD HOME DELIVERY

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Help The SEED get nutritious food to people who need it.

THE SEED EMERGENCY FOOD HOME DELIVERY

The SEED — a community food project of the Guelph Community Health Centre — is rapidly shifting its programs to give those most impacted by COVID-19 immediate access to nutritious food including vulnerable seniors, people with low-income, and people with health challenges.

Harve$t Impact is launching its first community funding process with a goal of raising $100,000+ in cash plus in-kind services to support a $1M+ campaign to scale up the work of The SEED, Our Food Future’s lead circular food economy demonstration project.

By leveraging technology, transforming their supply systems and mobilizing a community of cooks and delivery options, The SEED's goal is to provide 100,000 nutritious food boxes between April - October (1200 – 4000 food boxes per week) including fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins, freshly made frozen meals and shelf-stable products for free home delivery to community members in need. Collaborations are key. The SEED is working with the University of Guelph, the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph and many other partners to produce meals and coordinate distribution and delivery.

If you need food delivered to your or someone you know, let us know.

It takes a community to feed a community.

Emergency Food Home Delivery

The scale up of this work commenced in April 2020. Within a few short weeks, we have:

  • Expanded into a 30,000 square foot warehouse in the heart of the city.​
  • Sourced refrigerated trailers to provide temporary cold storage.
  • Set up commercial kitchens for our staff and volunteer cooks.​
  • Engaged partners like the University of Guelph and YMCA-YWCA of Guelph to cook hundreds of frozen meals.​
  • Increased the supply and donations of surplus fresh vegetables. More is needed!
  • Expanded packing and delivery of food boxes to hundreds of households each day by staff and volunteers.​
  • Increased redistribution of bulk foods to partner food service agencies such as Salvation Army, Hope House, Drop-In Centre, Chalmers Community Services Centre, North End Harvest Market, and others.​
  • Planning systems and logistics to maintain this work for a minimum of 5-6 months.​
  • Now, we need your help. We need donations of cash to purchase food and equipment.

Getting food to 10,000 community members

Getting food to 10,000 community members is a huge challenge, but we can do it with support from partners and community members!

A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED HELP - FAST

It will take us several weeks to scale up the program to full capacity, but we know we can do it with support from amazing partners and community members

Please give generously today.

Our Food Future through Harve$t Impact will be matching one-to-one the first $90,000 in individual cash donations raised.

This means that your $50.00 donation becomes $100.00 and will help The Seed help more people - even faster.

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Program Partners and Supporters

Thank you to these companies and organizations for your support!

  • 10C Shared Space and Harve$t Impact
  • Boucher & Jones Fuels
  • Children's Foundation Guelph-Wellington
  • City of Guelph, Our Food Future, Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities Challenge
  • Community Food Centres of Canada
  • GoRight Smart Fleet Solutions
  • Guelph Community Foundation
  • Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
  • Hope House
  • Isaac Applied Perspective
  • K&A Trucking Ltd and Renada Logistics Limited
  • Neighbourhood Group of Companies
  • Orchard Park at Ignatius Jesuit Centre
  • Royal City Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • Second Harvest’s FoodRescue.ca
  • Sysco Foods
  • Trans 99
  • Twin City Graphics
  • United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
  • University of Guelph Hospitality Services
  • Wabash Canada
  • Welcome In Drop-In Centre
  • Wood Development Group - Westminster Midtown Village
  • YMCA-YWCA of Guelph

Harve$t Impact

Socially Financing Our Food Future

To support increased access to healthy, nutritious food, Harve$t Impact will launch its first community funding process raising funds and in-kind services to support the work of The SEED, Our Food Future’s lead circular food economy demonstration project.

While the project collaborators are mobilizing physical resources, such as warehouse space, refrigeration, cooking space and partner organizations, this online donation site will allow all who can, to help.

This project shows the power of community working together. Please support us in this work.

Julia Grady, Project Lead

Harve$t Impact, by 10C

Socially Financing Our Food Future

and

Gavin Dandy, Directing Manager

The SEED

Working towards a community with no barriers to healthy food

A project of the Guelph Community Health Centre

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A Smart Cities Circular Food Economy Project​

Inspired by the planet’s natural cycles, a circular food economy reorganizes and regenerates the systems that feed us, eliminating waste, replenishing our ecological systems, sharing economic prosperity, and nourishing our communities. In Guelph-Wellington, we are working to build a circular food economy that will achieve a 50% increase in access to affordable nutritious food, 50 new circular economy businesses and collaborations and a 50% increase in circular economic revenue by recognizing the value of waste.

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