Show 116: Making the invisible visible: the faces of poverty and hunger in our city

Food and shelter insecurity as a result of situational poverty, generational poverty, hunger, homelessness in our community…


Our guest this morning is Peter Gill, the current Chair of the Board at Chalmers Community Services Centre. He has lived in Guelph for the past 35 years. He and his wife have two daughters and a 2 year old granddaughter. Peter has been a business owner for the past 25 years and started volunteering at Chalmers Community Service Centre about 4 years ago. Last year he took on the role of Chair of the Board.

According to their website, Chalmers Community Services Centre is a not for profit organization that provides emergency food, clothing and support in a safe, comforting, non-judgmental environment to the members of our community. They welcome anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, between jobs, or waiting for compensation. The people who use their services never have to prove they require help.

When Chalmers Community Service Centre opened in 1997, they were a small group of Chalmer’s United Church members who became Guelph’s only resource for after hours community dinners and social programs. Today, they are an incorporated organization funded by the United Church of Canada, the United Way, and many private donors and volunteers.

Chalmers phone number is 519.822.8778.


Transition Guelph: for information about the Resiliance Festival and workshops on basic skills.

David Earle Dance Theatre: for the Sacred Dance Fundraiser for Chalmers Community Service Centre March 28th 7-m at Harcourt United Church on Dean Ave, Guelph


Aired live: Sunday, March 10th, 2013 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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