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Community Meals schedule

There is now a community dinner each week in Centre Wellington, and 2 community lunches each week. All are welcome. No charge. Excellent food, conversation, fun!
Each month:
First Friday @ Knox Presbyterian (Church St in Elora and the roundabout)

Second Thursday @ Centre Wellington District High School

Second Friday @ Central Pentecostal Church (7674 Colborne between Elora and Fergus)

Third Friday @ St. James Church (behind old Fergus pool)

Fourth Friday @ Melville United (downtown Fergus @ Tower and St. Andrews)

Doors open at 5.30; dinner served at 6.

Every week:
Wednesday at noon – Women’s Community Lunch @ St. James Church (behind old Fergus pool)
Monday at noon – Creperie, 40 Mill St. West, Elora

Good Food Principles

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group is committed to the principles of Good Food Organizations:

  • We take action from the individual to the systemic level
  • We believe and investing in the power of good food
  • We create an environment of respect and community leadership
  • We meet people where they’re at
  • We aim high for our organization and our community

Food and social connectivity report

The Centre Wellington Social Justice Group has a food & social connectivity strategy to reduce food insecurity and increase social cohesion in our community.

The purpose of this strategy is increase the number of Centre Wellington residents who have physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious, safe and culturally acceptable food in a socially just manner, and that people are able to make informed decisions about their food choices.

In addition, we know that food is often associated with social gatherings and we have included social connectivity to understand how these two are working in the region and how we can build social connectivity while increasing food security.

Our Centre Wellington Food & Social Connectivity Report presents results from a food and social connectivity community scan commissioned by the Centre Wellington Social Justice Group.

The community scan was designed to provide a listing of local food and social connectivity initiatives, as well as a review of the literature. Building on the local work and best practices, the report makes tangible recommendations on how to increase food security and connectivity for Centre Wellington residents.

Click here to download the report.