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 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 have been generously donated to Unison from a variety of local sources across Calgary and Medicine Hat. These donations come from compassionate contributors including COBS, partnering grocery stores, cafes participating through Second Harvest, and other local businesses. 

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


Unison Community Pantry

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


Grocery Delivery & Friendly Visits   

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).

Food Basket Delivery & Friendly Visits

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.