Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group



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.

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

Thank you,

Nicki Hammond 


Free books for kids under 6 from the Imagination Library!

Children under 5 in the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood are now able to get free books!

Children from birth to age 5 can get free, high-quality, age-appropriate books in the mail every month by signing up for the Imagination Library of Guelph. This amazing program gives children early experiences with books and reading to help prepare them for school  and set them up for future success.  

Click here to find out more about this amazing opportunity and sign up for free books:

Nicki Hammond 


Lutherwood Employment Services Is Back at Brant!

Emma, from Lutherwood Employment Services will be at the Neighbourhood Group February 8th from 1-3pm to help out with your employment needs. He can help with job searching, resume writing, interview preparation, career planning and any other job searching needs you may have. Please call or email us to book your appointment. We have 2 appointments available, one at 1:00pm-2:00pm & another from 2:00pm-3:00Pm. 

Please reach out to Nicki (519-993-6191) if you would like an appointment. 

Nicki Hammond 



We’re so excited to share that registration for Art in a Just Recovery is now open! Registration link:

Art in a Just Recovery (AIJR) is a local community arts collaboration between Art Not Shame, the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, and Melanie Schambach that explores community care in the context of our ongoing pandemic recovery in Guelph.

Over the course of 8 weeks, participants will create individual artworks and explore ideas through a series of online and in-person workshops led by lead artist facilitator, Melanie Schambach and our amazing team of Art Buddies (some of which you know!)! 

Each art piece will contribute to a large-scale digital mural that we intend to replicate and place in a central location in the city.

As a participant of Art in a Just Recovery, you will be a part of one of eight Art Buddy Groups that are based on art mediums and locations.

Virtual Whole Group Workshops: February 27th - April 17th | Mondays, 6-8pm 

Art Buddy Workshops at a Neighbourhood Group Location: March 29th - April 22nd | Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays

Check out for more information! 

Registration closes February 17th - please share with friends and family and anyone who you think would love to a part of this project.

For more information please contact Nasra Hussein at 519-501-3498 or check out the links above!

Nicki Hammond 



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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.