There are a large number of resources in the Guelph area for people in need.

If I've forgotten something, please let me know and I will add it!

  1. Huge list of Emergency Food Access programs in Guelph -
  2. There are lots of resources available through the Guelph Neighborhood Support Coalition - go to their main page at to enter your address and locate your neighborhood group!
  3. New for summer 2022 - Community FEWD (Food Equity With Dignity) -
  4. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis -
  5. Guelph Community Poverty Relief, aka The Bench -
  6. Facebook Group - Hungry Guelph -
  7. Facebook Group - A Little Relief -
  8. Facebook Group - Guelph Diaper Relief Project -
  9. The Seed -
  10. List of social assistance programs through the Province of Ontario, including Ontario Works and ODSP -
  11. Access guides for Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination -
  12. Facebook Group - Guelph Food Share -
  13. Hope House -
  14. The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington -
  15. Shelldale Family Gateway -
  16. Royal City Mission -
  17. Child Care Subsidies -
  18. Public school funding for field trips, coats, boots - approach your school administration
  19. Scouts may have subsidies -
  20. Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County (IDAWC) -
  21. New Life Christian Reformed Church of Guelph -
  22. Facebook Group - Before it Hits the Landfill Guelph -
  23. Database for Canadian scholarships -
  24. Blessings4Babies -
  25. You can try trading on many FB trade groups for what you need
  26. Living better on less - website on Facebook -
  27. Guelph Tool Library - The Guelph Tool Library is a lending library of tools where you can borrow items for food preparation, food preservation, gardening, renovation, arts, etc. - website - - on Facebook -
  28. Help with pet supplies - the Pet Pantry - [email protected] 
  29. Guelph Humane Society offers several programs including Pet Food Bank, No Cost Spay/Neuter (I think you need to financially qualify), Emergency Pet Boarding and helping house pets from women fleeing domestic violence -
  30. County of Wellington Social Services -
  31. County of Wellington Housing Stability Programme -
  32. The Salvation Army - Guelph Citadel -
  33. Ontario Electricity Support -
  34. Guelph Hydro Payment Assistance -
  35. North End Harvest Market -
  36. Free Food Fridays from the Two Rivers Neighborhood group - posted here -
  37. Emergency Assistance Ontario -
  38. Lutherwood -
  39. Facebook Page - Your Downtown Guelph Friends - - Your Downtown Guelph Friends is a youth led initiative providing meals on the streets of Guelph on Friday and Sundays, groceries, grocery bag program downtown, supplies amongst other supports. We are trauma informed, culturally sensitive and operate services with no barriers or questions asked. All are welcome!
  40. You may be eligible to receive emergency financial assistance under the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). Please contact the United Way Simcoe Muskoka at 1-855-487-LEAP (5327) for more information.