Welcome to Chalmers Community Services Centre

Chalmers Community Services Centre is a not for profit organization that provides emergency food, clothing and support without prejudice to the members of our community.

We provide those in need with a safe, non-judgmental environment where they have access to food and clothing, are able to meet new people, and receive the support they need to take their next steps forward.

  • We welcome anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, between jobs, or waiting for compensation.
  • We do not use means testing. That means the people who use our service never have to prove they require help.
  • Chalmers is a violence and judgment-free center. We offer a safe and comforting place for people who have run out of options.

Clothing Needed

Cleaning out your closets preparing for fall?  CCSC is in need of men's and women's jeans, t-shirts, and sweaters.

John Galt Day 2014

John Galt Day 2014 will take place August 3. The Guelph Historical Society is coordinating the Kirking service at Knox Presbyterian.   The food drive will run from June 21 – July 26. Food collected will be shared between CCSC and the Welcome In Drop In Centre.

Canada Day July 1, 2014

Have a safe and happy Canada Day!  The Tuesday morning cafe will be closed on July 1.

CCSC will serve Families starting June 1

Dear Families,

We are making improvements!  Starting June 1, 2014 Chalmers Community Services Centre will be providing food for children and infants.

The following is what you need to know:

· Each parent and child within a household will be provided with an allotment of food.

· You can come every other week for food.

· You may pick up food for yourself and all children ages birth to 17 years of age.

· Any other adult in the home must register and pick up food        separately.

· On your first visit you will need to supply proof of how many children you have. You will be only asked for this on your first visit. You do not need to provide proof each time you visit us. The following forms of proof will be accepted:

o Birth Certificate

o Ontario Works Statement

o Ontario Disability Support Program Statement

o Child Tax Benefits Statement

o Any other document that has the child(ren)’s birth date on it.

Due to the short shelf life of infant formula and pablum/cereal we cannot stock these items in advance. You will be asked to order there items during your visit and it will be available at your following visit. We will do our best to meet your needs with what we have on the shelf during your first visit.

- 1 dozen diapers will be available at every visit.

Instead of going through the line, you will work with a volunteer to complete an order sheet with your choices and then the volunteer will fill your bags for you.  The volunteer will alert you when your order is complete. In the meantime, you can have refreshment or look for clothing and household items.

Don’t forget to bring extra bags!

We hope these changes improve the way in which we serve your family. If you have any questions about these changes, please speak to our Program and Volunteer Coordinator, Anita at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 519-822-8778 or you can find her in the office across from the food pantry entrance at 40 Baker Street.

Kind Regards,

Anita Jarvis, Program and Volunteer Coordinator

CCSC Garage Sale this Saturday, March 15

Friendly reminder...the CCSC Garage Sale is this Saturday, March 15, 9 am to 1 pm, at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave.  See you there!

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