Kerby Centre - Thrive: Food Security Programs

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*The attached document includes the following information:

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: $4/delivery + the cost of groceries 
  • Available: bi-weekly deliveries 
  • For more information or to sign-up contact Thrive @ thrived@kerbycentre.com 403-234-6571 

 

Food Market(s) 

  • 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 Kerby Centre from various Calgary businesses and restaurants. Most items are “rescued food”. 
  • Service eligibility: Older adults, no registration needed, no proof of income required 
  • Times: Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30am-12pm 
  • Location: Kerby Centre Gymnasium (external markets occur in various areas around the city each month – check out the monthly calendar on our website for more details: www.kerbycentre.com/foodrescue
  • Cost: None 
  • For more information contact Nora Rudenko @ norar@kerbycentre.com 403-705-3176 

 

Kerby 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 8:00am-4:30pm 
  • Location: Near Kerby Centre main reception 
  • Cost: None 
  • For more information contact Nora Rudenko @ norar@kerbycentre.com 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. Most items are “rescued food”. 
  • Service eligibility: 55+, low-income, no other supports available and homebound 
  • Cost: None 
  • For more information or to sign-up contact Nora Rudenko @ norar@kerbycentre.com 403-705-3176 

 

Kerby 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 Lauren Riley @ laurenr@kerbycentre.com 403-705-3177 

 

Sunday Seniors Baking 

  • Older adults meet at the Kerby Café on Sundays and 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 Lauren Riley @ laurenr@kerbycentre.com 403-705-3177 
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