What We Offer

We strive to serve those in need without prejudice; all are welcome. Chalmers Community Services Centre offers a number of services at our two locations in addition to food, clothing, and connection.

Food Pantry

In the food pantry, we provide each guest with 3 days’ worth of nutritious food. Guests may visit the food pantry every other week. We recognize that people have different preferences and needs, so we offer choice and variety. Diapers and toiletries are also available. Click here to see a list of what is in a typical “grocery basket” at CCSC.

Chalmers Downtown: Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm | Fridays 10 am – 12 pm

Chalmers West: Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm

If you would like to support this program, we appreciate donations of food, diapers, toiletries or money.

Clothing & Household Goods

In our clothing & household goods area, we offer a selection of gently used clothing and household items, including bedding, towels and kitchen items. Guests may choose up to 4 items each week. We also offer mending during all three food pantry times.

If you would like to support this program, we appreciate donations of gently used clothing and household items to our downtown location during our operating hours.

Café

We hold morning cafés at both of our locations at the following hours, plus during all food pantry times.  Guests can join us for coffee, snacks, conversation, and occasionally, puzzles!

Chalmers Downtown: Mondays, Tuesdays: 10am – 12pm

Chalmers West: Thursdays 9 am – 12 pm

If you are interested in supporting this program, we appreciate donations of coffee, juice, purchased snacks and treats, bulk oatmeal (not individual packets), paper cups, stir sticks and serviettes.

Dental Days

Four times a year, (March, June, September, and December) we offer a new toothbrush and either toothpaste or floss in the food pantry.

If you would like to support this program, we appreciate donations of new toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.

Supports & Referrals

Our staff is well-versed in the supports available in our community. We are available to chat with our guests to ensure they find the help they need.

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