Thrive Food Security Programs

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. 
For full details on the programs available in your area visit your regions Thrive Food Security page. 

Courier On Bicycle Delivering Food In City

Unison Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious meal to anyone who is unable to make meals on their own due to such issues as; age-related illness, capacity or mobility loss, disability, recovery from surgery or to alleviate caregiver stress.

Unison at Veiner Centre operates Meals on Wheels in Medicine Hat and in Calgary you can find Meals on Wheels by visiting

Unison Grocery Delivery & Supportive Visits

Grocery shopping, delivery, and supportive visits for older adults by volunteers  

Service eligibility: 50+, 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) 

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 Unison from various Calgary businesses and restaurants.  


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 Unison from various Calgary businesses and restaurants.  

Service eligibility: older adults, no registration needed, no proof of income required  

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. 

Unison Community Kitchen

Older adults get together to make meals in a group setting for the purpose of socialization, skill building, and increasing food security. 


Unison Community Pantry

A community food pantry for older adults. Primarily non-perishable items such as pasta, sauces, and snack foods .