GNSC - Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

North End Harvest Market

Did you know that 13.2% of people in Guelph suffer from food insecurity? That’s where the North End Harvest Market comes in. The NEHM has been running since July 2014 through donations, personal gifts, and some small community grants. The Market is a FREE fresh produce market for those struggling to put food on their plates, but it’s more than just food distribution. It is a place for advocacy, friendship, support, and connections to community resources. It has become a place for people to feel safe, to laugh and enjoy each others company in a non-judgmental, supporting, and diverse environment.

None of this would have been possible if Guelph United Ministries had not stepped up to provide visionary and substantial funding to start the market and to sustain it through the early years. Through their support the market was able to get off the ground and to build awareness and support. THANK YOU GUM on behalf of all of the volunteers and people who have attended the market.  Your support has made a huge difference in the lives of so many.

HUGE THANK YOU to the City of Guelph for their deep and continued support. This program would not be possible without their help

The Market is open on Wednesday nights from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the small parking lot beside Waverley Drive School at 140 Waverley Drive. In bad weather it will be held at Portable # 6.

The NEHM is a program of the GNSC supported by a passionate and diverse team consisting of service partners and community members. Together we have built a welcoming and powerful program that wants to make sure that everyone in Guelph has access to fresh and healthy food.

Each week the market shares between $1000.00 and $1,500.00 worth of fresh food to feed the 250 people that attend. They come and shop to select the food they want to take home. We don’t ask them any questions, we just welcome them in. This is where you come in. We are looking for weekly sponsors to support the market. We are asking you to “Adopt A Week”. Keep reading to see how easy it is to make a difference.

How To Adopt A Week

For $1,000.00, you can adopt one week of the NEHM. You will be recognized on our website, social media, and on-site at the market. If you like, we will bring our awesome giant cheque to you and snap a picture with you and your wonderful donation.

How To Make Your Donation

The GNSC is a registered charity so we can offer a charitable receipt for your donation. Here are 4 ways to make your donation.

1. We will come and pick up your cheque. That way we can thank you in person and get a picture of you and the giant cheque!
2. You can mail a cheque to our office at 42 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
3. You can drop off a cheque at the NEHM at 140 Waverly Drive, Portable 6
4. You can donate online at When you are making a donation, you will able to choose the NEHM as one of the donating options. If you donate online, you will be issued an electronic charitable receipt.

Cheques must be made out to the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition. Please note that charitable receipts can only be made out to the name on the cheque.

Cash is also welcome!

If you have any questions or want to set up a donation pick up, please get in touch with:

Brendan Johnson

Barb McPhee

Thank you for your consideration and support! Please share this post with any that you think might be interest!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

  • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
  • Sleeman Breweres
  • Wike Bikes
  • Spira Fire Protection Ltd
  • ABS Friction
  • Breezy Corners
  • The Letter M Marketing
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Speedvale Medical Clinic
  • Hoyes – Michalos Debt Consultants
  • Eramosa Physiotherapy
  • Wooly Pub
  • Denso Manufacturing
  • Guelph Family Health Team
  • Wellington Breweries
  • HopeHouse
  • Garden Fresh Box
  • Guelph Community Health Centre
  • Chalmers Community Services – downtown and Willow Road
  • Upper Grand District School Board
  • Trinity United Church (Outreach Committee)
  • The SEED – The POD
  • Silvercreek Community Market
  • Holy Rosary Parish
  • Sanguen Health Van
  • Peas in the Pod
  • New Life Reformed Church
  • Public Health
  • Guelph United Ministries
  • The Children’s Foundation
  • USW United Steelworkers Local 4120
  • North Riverside NG (Fundraiser)
  • Living Better on Less
  • The Schwan Family
  • The Copeland Family
  • James Gordon
  • Exhibition Neighbourhood
  • Cashco – Silvercreek
  • Grand River Agricultural Society
  • Teachers Association
  • Walmart Community Grant
  • Cobs Bread
  • Energize Guelph
  • University of Guelph UNIV 3000 – REAL 2850 Neighbourhood Nexus

Here is a recent story on the NEHM that ran on Global News:

NEHM on Global News