MealCare Guelph


Guelph Feeding Guelph

MealCare Guelph is a student-led organization dedicated to reducing food waste and food insecurity in the local Guelph community. 

MealCare Guelph was founded in 2019 by Kiana Gibson and David Sahai, two University of Guelph students committed to reducing food waste from campus operations. Since its founding, MealCare Guelph now has a team of over 20 members who volunteer weekly to package, record and donate leftover meals from our kitchens.


Working alongside our team of UofG Chefs, MealCare Guelph has established and solidified a system for donating leftover meals from our dining halls to community partners across the City of Guelph, including the CSA Student Food Bank, the Drop-In Centre, and the Royal City Mission. 

MealCare's donation system has expanded to include donations from the Child Care & Learning Centre and Moss Family Farms. 

These donations allow for high-quality, ready-to-eat meals to be donated to community organizations and provided to our community members. 


Semester  Donations - Total in Pounds (lbs) 
  F19    3,055.00
  W19/S19      5,290.57
  F20    3,427.30
  W20    2,390.18
  W21   2,000.70
  S21   1,942.66
  F21    2,823.62
  W22   3,185.95
  F22       5,054.52   
  W23:    3,704.33 
  F23:   4,040.30 
 W24:   Ongoing 
 Grand Total:    36,915.13 lbs


Food Waste Prevention 

One of MealCare's three pillars is recording and sharing food data with donors. This allows them to identify where food is being wasted and reduce food waste long-term. By providing donation data to our UofG Chefs, we can then accurately alter menus and the amounts of food being prepared to reduce waste before it happens.

MealCare Guelph Community Fridge 

Started in 2021, MealCare Guelph Community is stocked with food donations from local businesses and individuals from the university community.  Located centrally in the University Centre (UC), the community fridge is beside Subway in the main dining area. 

The fridge accepts donations of fresh produce, non-perishable food items, and meals from inspected commercial kitchens.  

The community fridge is open to all U of G community members and invites you to "take what you need, leave what you can."  


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