At Chalmers Community Services Centre, our goal is to provide nutritious emergency food, as well as clothing and household items to people in our community who are in need. We welcome everyone who comes through our door, and we serve our guests with respect and dignity.
Our programs would not be possible without donations, big and small, which come from people in our wider community. In 2015 we gratefully received donations of 53 764 pounds of food from individuals, organizations, businesses, CSA farms, church gardens and condo buildings. Financial donations and grants go towards general expenses, including $75 000 spent annually on food for guests. Any donations marked for the microfinancing program are deposited directly into a separate account for that program.