At the Guelph Food Bank, it’s not just about food, despite the name.

After many years of hard work setting up weekend garage sales, seasonal auctions and eventually ‘pop-up’ events by GFB staff and volunteers, the natural progression was to open a permanent store location on site to help create a more efficient way to distribute the non-food donations and have it open year-round. This idea was born out of the need to re-open the clothing exchange that was run for many years but put on hold due to Covid. Like many organizations before us, opening a thrift store to support social programs was just the right initiative for us to pursue. With help from a generous Feed Ontario grant, we were able to repurpose a space on site with a new furnace, store furniture and racking, an easy-to-use point-of-sale system to create a wonderful inviting space for all to shop.
A BIG thank you to the many volunteer groups and individuals who put in many hours to help us turn this idea into reality.

Store Hours

  • Tuesdays 2pm-6pm
  • Thursdays 2pm-6pm
  • Saturdays 10am-6pm


Online Auctions

Visit our online auction site!
We host a new auction every month, with all proceeds going to our food programs here at the Guelph Food Bank. All auctions are set up in store, viewable in our Auction Corner at our 100 Crimea St. Guelph location. All bidding occurs online on our handy GalaBid app.
Click here to register and view our current auction. There is NO obligation to bid once you've registered.