On the afternoon of Dec 25th, more than 120 people gathered for a full Christmas dinner, carols and general festivity in the beautifully decorated auditorium at Dublin. There was a designated children's centre with books and activities. Read the article which appeared in the Guelph Mercury HERE.
About NEHM - One of the most underserviced areas in Guelph is the north-east corner, especially the Brant Avenue neighbourhood. Early in 2013, two Guelph United Ministries members - Trinity United and Chalmers Community Services Centre - initiated a conversation with the Brant and Waverley neighbourhood groups, other local churches and the Upper Grand District School Board about the possibility of distributing free nutritious food to residents of that area. Guelph United Ministries stepped forward and agreed to fund food purchases for a six month pilot project beginning in July. The response to the market has been stunning.
At several sessions in March held at Dublin United, Elaine Weir of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit presented information about the Bridges Out of Poverty program. In 2013 the Unit launched a new initiative aimed at tackling poverty in our community. There is no question that poverty is one of the critical determinants of poor health.