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."


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 produce grown on our farm and other local farms as much as possible. We then partner with local restaurants and chefs to create our 100% Made in Guelph meals.

2. 100% of your Sale Supports our Food Programs

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 2023 alone, we shared over $667,000 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.

July 2024's meal created by

Chef Matthew Foote

Chef Matthew Foote has a passion for local food and a long history of fine dining. Throughout his career he has worked in Ontario's best restaurants--Scaramouche, Four Seasons, Breadalbane Inn, Oliver & Bonacini, Borealis, Langdon Hall and Elora Mill. Now at Crieff Hills he takes fresh to a whole new level. Working alongside their farmers he carefully chooses each vegetable variety, plans for seasonal foraging and works to create daily menus that feature their own syrup, honey, meat and eggs. Overseeing their growing staff, he also creates unique preserved items and leads the on-farm dinner series. When not in the kitchen you can find him sampling local restaurants and cheering on his favourite team (Go Bills!).

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.


We recognize that as an individual, it's hard to know where or how to contribute to a community food system. Volunteer on the farm or in the kitchen and join us in building a better food system, today.

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