Bread Basket

A partnership with Community Kitchens Calgary and Abundant Life Church, this program assists community members who are experiencing financial distress that prevents them from accessing fresh, free food. People leave the program with bags of food (perishable and non-perishable), and the amount of food varies each week depending on what is available. At Bread Basket, Closer to Home staff connect with community members to inform them about other beneficial programs and resources available to them through the West Central Family Resource Centre.

Drop in or call (403) 543-0555 to learn more. Check out the program calendar here.

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids

This program provides healthy, nutritious lunches to children in grades K-12. It brings the community together by giving them an opportunity to volunteer in the lunch-making process for their own kids as well as the community. The program strengthens community by generating new relationships, friendships, and sharing information and resources. It also inspires people to give back and participate in community-based programs.

Drop in or call (403) 543-0555 to learn more. Check out the program calendar here.

Healthy Babies

Closer to Home is a part of the Healthy Babies Network, which is a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Through this program mothers who are pregnant and until one year postpartum receive support to meet the nutritional needs of their babies. This program aims to reduce the incidence of low birth weight and promote infant health amongst marginalized populations through an integrated, community-based model.

Call (403) 543-0555 to learn more. Check out the program calendar here.