Food Security

Kortright Church helps alleviate food insecurity in Guelph through two primary projects. One is the Dovercliffe Park Community Food Cupboard, which operates out of our building through KPC volunteers. The other is our quarter acre garden vegetable garden plot behind our building.

Kortright Church has partnered with the Guelph Food Bank to operate the Dovercliffe Park Community Food Cupboard. Caring volunteers staff the facility which is open twice a week (Tuesdays from 11am-2pm, Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm) for people in our neighbourhood. For more information contact Justin Sytsma:

The garden is mainly operated by volunteers (including students on class trips), who work with the seasonal staff vegetable gardener (2023: Chris Macleod). About half of the garden is root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, beets and onions. The other half includes lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, beans, peas, kohlrabi, cabbage, leeks and much more!

We harvest produce once or twice a week in season to give to organizations working to alleviate food insecurity in Guelph, which have included Chalmers Community Services Centre, Royal City Mission and Hope House. Produce is also shared with families attending our summer camp (Onside Athletics) and our neighbours. One of the best parts of the garden is the way it has allowed us to get to know our neighbouring community better.

For more information or to get involved, contact us at

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We have reached our goal of harvesting 4500 lbs of produce this year!

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Harvest completed! And delivered!
250 lbs of potatoes delivered to each of Hope House, Royal City Mission and Chalmers Resource Centre! 750 lbs total!
Thank you everyone including those not pictured on the last day of harvest. Everyone has done a lot of hard work to accomplish this amazing goal!