Project Description

The Capital Region Housing Corporation is partnering with the Food Share Network in two pilot projects in buildings that house low income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. The Food Share Network will be providing surplus, high quality food from Thrifty Foods. Man of the people who live in these buildings have barriers to food access and all are low income. Many have age related health issues and mobility issues. They are also challenged to create interesting and nutritious meals due to lack of resources and this results in decreased nutrition and quality of life. It our hope that by providing the food and resources required to prepare food together in the common room kitchens available in the CRD buildings, that we will imporve nutrition, food access and food variety, decreasing boredom and social isolation. if these initiative have the desired outcomes, we are hoping that the people who benefit will share their knowledge and skills with residents of other Capital Region Housing Corporation buildings and the programs will expand to benefit more low income Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and families in our Region.