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Welcome Home Program
Working in conjunction with the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary, the Welcome Home Program tackles food insecurity for the newly housed population by providing pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items. Based on referrals from approved organizations, hampers are delivered to individuals or families who are transitioning from experiencing homelessness into secure housing situations.
This program only accepts referrals from approved organizations and are booked through our online referral portal. Welcome Home hampers can be picked up at Community Kitchen Program of Calgary warehouse at 3751 21 Street NE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:30 am – 12 pm and 1 – 2:30 pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access the Welcome Home Program?
For more information or to apply for the program, please contact:
Crystal Milne Program Coordinator
How do I get a Welcome Home hamper?
Welcome Home hampers are booked through our online referral portal. Only workers from approved partner organizations who have made a successful application are able to refer for the program.
Who is eligible for a Welcome Home hamper?
Clients who were experiencing homelessness and have found secure housing through the help of your organization are eligible. The hamper is a one-time support for clients during this transition. Further support for clients in this situation can be made in the form of referrals to our Emergency Food Hamper Program.
Where do I pick-up the Welcome Home hampers?
Welcome Home hampers can be picked up from the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary warehouse (3751 21 Street NE). The hampers can only be picked up Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:30 am – 12 pm and 1 – 2:30 pm.
Hampers must be pre-booked through our online referral portal.
What's in a Welcome Home hamper?
Welcome Home hampers provide a selection of pantry staples, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items to support the recipient during their transition to a new home.