a hope house project

Building Community Through Better Food.

Purchase a meal today to help us build a Better Food System in Guelph, Ontario.

Jaya James, Executive Director of Hope House

Better Together.

"Thank you for building a better community through your support of the Better Food Co. Every meal purchased or gifted resulted in those Guelphites who are in need having access to nutritious, and delicious food."

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We're creating a Better Food System in Guelph.

To us, a Better Food System is one that is building community through better food. Here's how our project works:

1. You Purchase our Locally Sourced and Healthy Meals

Our meals are prepared using farm fresh produce grown in our own neighbourhood. We then partner with top local restaurants and chefs to create our 100% Made in Guelph meals.

2. 100% of your Sale Supports our Community Farm

Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Hope House has access to an 8.4 acre plot of land in Guelph where we grow over 10,000 pounds of farm-fresh produce every year. All profits from our meals are invested into our community food work.

3. We Build Community by Sharing Food

In 2020 alone, we shared over $500,000 of groceries through our community food market and with other food security agencies in Guelph. By purchasing a meal, you help make our Better Food System possible.

Better Food.

For the same price as takeout, you can purchase a healthy vegetarian or vegan meal that's grown in your community and prepared by your community.

Better Community.

For the same effort as takeout, you can help sustain a food system where healthy food is shared with those who need it. We have a responsibility to share the food that our farm shares with us.

June 2023's meal created by

Chef Jason Hanoski

Chef Jason Hanoski has been working in the food service industry for the better part of two decades. In the last year he took over the role of Executive Chef at Market Fresh in Guelph, after spending a year and a half running the kitchen at Borealis in Kitchener. Before that, he spent time as the Purchasing Manager and Chef at Little Mushroom Catering based in Cambridge, and Head Chef at both The Grand Trunk Saloon in Kitchener and Timeless Cafe and Bakery in Waterloo.

From fine dining to comfort food, Jason is an expert of using seasonal and local ingredients to suit any desired menu needs. As an experienced restaurant and large-scale catering chef, as well as an accomplished baker and pastry chef, Jason brings a highly varied skill set to the kitchen. He is also known for doing private dinners and public events, winning a number of awards such as Favourite Dish at Kitchener’s Picklefest and Mac & Cheese Festival. Jason also enjoys giving back to the community as often as he can, and has taken an active role in local charity events such as the Big Brother Big Sister’s Chef’s Dinner and KW Art Gallery Black & Gold Online Auction.

We can choose to use our money for good.

We've worked hard for our money. Let's have it work hard for us by supporting socially conscious community work.

Support our Better Food System.

For the cost of the takeout meal, you can purchase a meal today that supports The Better Food Company and our community work.

The Seed-to-Table Project

We recognize that as an individual, it's hard to know where or how to contribute to a community food system. We created The Seed-to-Table Project to provide you direct opportunities to join us in building a better food system, today.

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