Our Pantry Program is a way that we can help each other through difficult economic times.
With the cost of the basic necessity of food increasing daily, it is difficult to make ends meet. Even transportation to and from the grocery store can be very expensive and nerve racking for many of our members. Our Pantry Program helps alleviate financial pressures by providing about a weeks' worth of food without the need to make a trip to the store.
Our pantry helps everyone whether rich, poor, healthy, ill, or are just short on funds. Every Pantry participant is treated with respect and dignity; we do not discriminate or judge. Not only do we try to provide nutritional items for meals, we also hope participants will have a little bit left in their budget to spend on a few ‘wants,’ rather than just ‘needs.’
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. We are so happy to offer this service and hope that the money you save can bring you one less bill to worry about.
There are no financial qualifications to access our Pantry. All participants must join the Pantry Program (free membership) and complete a contact card. All personal information we receive is confidential. All you have to do is order your hamper and pick it up.
Depending on donations, our pantry is primarily filled with non-perishable items such as pasta, cans of pasta sauces, fruits, vegetables, beans, soups, canned fish, canned ham or chicken meat, oils, dry goods, packaged foods, cereal, dry mixes and snacks (such as granola bars etc.). Small packages of pet treats and toiletries may also be available.
All pantry hampers must be ordered through the office at 403-289-4780. All orders must be in by Tuesday at 3:00PM, so they can be prepared by our volunteers.
Please be on time for your pickup. Pantry pick-up is Fridays, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre Office: 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW, Calgary.
If you would like to make a donation to our Pantry, please make sure all food donations have NOT expired and are in small portions for one or two people. Cash donations are greatly appreciated. Bring donations to the Office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 AM - 2 PM, or at T&C on Thursdays from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM.