Food Insecurity

HOPE House Angels: February Volunteers of the Month

Formerly under the auspices of Community Living, the now newly named HOPE House Angels have loved heading up the Wednesday Community Breakfast for almost 3 years, teaching local Guelph company’s, politicians, university & high school groups, and service clubs how to cook, serve and clean-up eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast and beverages. With steadfastness and lots […]

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Harvest of HOPE Story – Bayer Group

Food security is a basic human right. Guelph has the means to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food for their families; however, people in our community are having to choose between feeding their family healthy food or more cost-effective food that does not necessarily provide the nutritional benefits that are needed in order […]

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The Reality of the Christmas Season

Imagine a family—a family struggling in poverty—who have to sacrifice any kind of celebration so that they can make sure their most basic needs are met. They don’t have presents under their tree—if they have a tree at all— no turkey dinner waiting for them to be shared together. All these families have is a […]

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This summer at Harvest of HOPE

This has been a very hot summer, with lots of heat warnings and not a lot of rain. But even through the heat, the plants at the HOPE House Garden are thriving.   In the spring, volunteers cleared out an area of land behind Lakeside Church and planted almost fifty rows of vegetables, zucchini, green […]

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Mapping Communities

Last week we had the honour of hosting over 20 children, aged 7-11, from the Go Program Kids Camp here at HOPE House. We took the kids on a tour of HOPE House to show them what we do, we made muffins in record time and then did some activities based on the struggles our […]

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High school students visit HOPE House

This week marked #foodrevolution day, and to celebrate our belief in the power of good food we hosted a series of events to honour a new way of thinking about food security. Kicked-off with our community breakfast we then followed that up by hosting two workshops with high school students from local schools. The workshops focused […]

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Edu-Kitchen Profile: Making a Ragout

Check out what our newest staff member, Victoria Kinlin-Hynes, has to say about her Edu-Kitchen experience from last week. Hi everyone, my name is Victoria, and I am HOPE House’s newest staff member. A little bit about me; I love coffee, chocolate, dogs and salsa dancing. Being new to HOPE House, I really wanted to […]

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Summer Lovin’

For most of us, the summer months come with great relief. Life seems to slow down a little, we are able to take that deep breath that we’ve seemed to be holding during the busy winter and spring. Vacation is often on the horizon and we plan for our holidays with gusto. We soak up […]

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