Unison At Kerby Centre: Thrive Food Security Programs

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Food is one of the most important and vital needs to be met in our communities. Unison’s Thrive program aims to combat hunger through a variety of projects and initiatives. 

Unison Grocery Delivery & Supportive Visits  

  • Grocery shopping, delivery, and supportive visits for older adults by volunteers  
  • Service eligibility: 55+, low-income and homebound (in some cases, emergency and/or short-term Thrive participation is available for individuals returning home from the hospital or recovering from illness or surgery) 
  • Cost includes a $4 delivery fee in addition to the cost of groceries  
  • Bi-weekly deliveries are available 
  • For more information or to sign-up contact Thrive at thrived@kerbycentre.com or 403-234-6571  

Unison Community Pantry 

  • A community food pantry for older adults. Primarily non-perishable items such as pasta, sauces, and snack foods 
  • Service eligibility: None – the pantry is simply “take what you need, leave what you can” 
  • All items are donated by individuals and various businesses/organizations 
  • Available: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 
  • Location: Near Kerby Centre main reception  
  • For more information contact us at 403-705-3176

Wednesday Food Deliveries & Wellness Checks

  • Food delivered every week in alternating rotations by volunteers to older adults’ homes  
  • Each client is given a variety of food that typically includes bread, baked goods, pre-made meals and produce. We aim to accommodate all dietary restrictions (pending availability) 
  • All items provided are donated to the Kerby Centre from various Calgary businesses and restaurants.  
  • Service eligibility: 55+, low-income, no other supports available and homebound 
  • Cost: None 
  • For more information or to sign-up contact 403-705-3176 

Unison Community Kitchens 

  • Older adults get together to make meals in a group setting for the purpose of socialization, skill building, and increasing food security  
  • For more information or to sign up, contact 403-705-3177 

Sunday Seniors Baking  

  • Older adults meet at the Kerby Café on Sundays to bake various sweet treats for themselves and for Kerby Centre. This social group is peer led and peer-facilitated. 
  • For more information or to sign up, contact 403-705-3177 

Unison Free Food Markets

  • Bread and baked goods are available for older adults to pick up. There are often other items available such as frozen meat, pre-made frozen meals, sandwiches, produce, and dairy products 
  • All items provided are donated to the Unison from various Calgary businesses and restaurants.  
  • Service eligibility: older adults, no registration needed, no proof of income required  
  • Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.  
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