GFTC Legacy Fund

September 11, 2013

Children's Foundation Champion

GFTC Board and Charities
GFTC Board of Directors with 6 Charity Directors.

Food and Friends, a program of The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington received a very generous donation of $28,000 from the GFTC Legacy Fund on September 11, 2013. 

This donation will provide five of our student nutrition programs with funding to assist them in feeding 9,815 healthy meals to hungry students over a two year period. 

Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) was established in 1994 as an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a vision to contribute to the growing competitiveness of the Canadian Food Industry.  GFTC’s mission has been to hep Canadian food processors and manufactures to be competitive and highly successful in their markets through the use of technical expertise, technology and innovative solutions that improve their people, processes and products.  In 2013, GFTC merged with NSF International to become one of the largest food safety certifiers in the world.  Today, the combined NSF/GFTC is a global, independent, not-for-profit organization committed to protecting and improving human health and the environment on a global scale providing services in standards development, product certification, auditing, education, and risk management.  Guelph, ON has been home to GFTC since 1994 and continues to be the head office location for the combined NSF/GFTC.

The GFTC Legacy Fund was established earlier this year with the proceeds of sale from the merger of GFTC with NSF International.  When the GFTC Legacy Fund Board of Directors approached the GFTC staff to make a donation on their behalf as an expression of their efforts, overwhelming support was expressed for our organization.

"We are delighted to make this donation to The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington in recognition of both our valued team and your ongoing valued efforts for the community”. John Hamilton, President GFTC Legacy Fund.