In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, we are making a few changes to our services to keep both our guests and volunteers safe.

We ask that you please consider our community’s most vulnerable during these unpredictable times. For many, visiting Chalmers to receive food is an absolute necessity. At this time, we are asking for financial donations only to reduce the amount of traffic to our locations and potential contamination. Please consider donating through the ‘Donate through Canada Helps’ button in the top right corner of this page.


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 2018 we gratefully received donations of 44, 953 pounds of food from individuals, organizations, businesses, CSA farms, church gardens, and condo buildings. Financial donations and grants go towards general expenses, including $95 000 spent annually on food for guests. Any donations marked for the microfinancing program are deposited directly into a separate account for that program.

There are many donation options available to our supporters; please click on Donate Online, and What to Donate for more details.

Thank you to our sponsors:

United Way City of Guelph Guelph Community Foundation Donate a Car Guelph United Ministries Flow Office Wisdom United Church of Canada Foundation