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Notification of Immediate Changes to the Brant Pantry Program

The Guelph Food Bank is decentralizing its client service programs in order to make food available in community hubs. This will make food more accessible across the city and eliminate travel to Crimea Street. The Food Bank will become a distribution center for these hubs in neighbourhood’s across the city.

The Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group will be opening a Guelph Food Bank supported pantry on November 1.

While continuing its Morning Meal Program, Garden Fresh program, and the Fewd Truck, the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group will be expanding its Food Pantry to include fresh produce, dairy products, meat and eggs. We will keep the model similar to what it has been in the past while increasing the range of products available.

We hope the following information will help you make a smooth transition.

  • Community members living within the boundaries of the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group will be eligible to receive food from our Pantry.

  • The number of items you can receive will be allocated by family size on a monthly basis.

  • Although the allocation is monthly you will have the choice of taking your allotment all at once or divide it into two visits. This will help especially with perishable foods such as dairy, fruit and vegetables.

  • The food will be distributed by appointment only during the following hours.

Tuesday 12:00. to 2:00, Wednesday 3:00 to 6:00, Thursday 10:00 to 2:00

  • If you drop in without an appointment you may wait for an opening in the schedule. If we are fully booked for that day, you will be asked to make an appointment for another day.

  • You can make an appointment by calling 519-821-7519 or by email at brant.ave.ng.food@gmail.com (Please note, this is a NEW food programs email address)

  • In the case of shortages of, there will be a limit on the number of items you can get. This will be different from the standard allocation.

  • If you have special dietary needs let us know and we can make substitutions within the items we have available. We will be stocking specialty foods based on demand.

  • We will also provide toiletries and cleaning products based on availability.

Thank you,

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell

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The Snack Program is Back

Please reach out to Nicki at 519-993-6191 or at brant.ave.ng@gmail.com if you would like to make an appointment to pick up snack items next week, or visit the Brant Pantry. Pick-up times will be Tuesday & Wednesday from 1:00pm-2:45pm and Thursday from 10:00am-11:45am & 1:00pm-2:45pm.

Snack program is open to all families living within the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group's Boundaries (map with boundaries attached) with children attending school from JK-Grade 12 (home schooling homes will also be served). Snack items will include 10 nutritious servings from each- the grain protein, and fruits & vegetables food groups. This program is available twice per month.

The Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group also provides an emergency food pantry for community members and families living in our area. This consists of canned goods such as sauces, pastas, vegetables, soups etc. We also try to have some toiletries and baby items available.

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell

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Changes to our Garden Fresh program

We will be changing our Garden Fresh day and time to the THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, FROM 1-3PM. The dates for 2022 will be as follows-

  • DEC 20th, 1-3pm

This program is open to all Brant Ave residences, and is available on a first come-first served basis.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell

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Volunteer Opportunity!

We are looking for volunteers each Monday from 3pm-7pm to help unload, and shelves our weekly food orders. This would include stocking shelves, carrying boxes downstairs, inventorying items and cleaning up.

Please reach out if you are interested. This is a great opportunity for any students looking to complete community involvement hours.

Nicki Hammond

  • Neighbourhood Support Worker

  • Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group

  • 519-821-9243 Office

  • 519-993-6191 Cell

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Take Pride in yOur Neighbourhood

Just a reminder, discarded cigarette butts are garbage that pollutes the environment and can sicken animals. Please do not throw your butts on the ground anywhere but especially not near the school where our children walk and play every day. Besides polluting our ground, the butts get washed into the storm drain system. It also gives our children the message that pollution of this sort is acceptable.