Wesley Urban Ministries – $8,200 (Larger Grant)
Shopping By Bus: Senior Nutrition Pilot, Burlington
Wesley Urban Ministries offers support, every step of the way, to children, youth, adults and seniors experiencing poverty, isolation, homelessness and barriers in Hamilton, Halton Region and Brantford. They decrease barriers, increase opportunities and be a model for social transformation, guided by their values of compassion, respect, responsiveness and stewardship
This grant will support the Shopping by Bus program in Burlington, which provides free weekly transportation and assistance to older adults at grocery stores and improves their nutrition, food security, health and well-being and overall ability to continue aging in place, as well as help add a new nutrition and healthy food planning pilot. This program provides transportation to two grocery stores bi-weekly in Burlington. Shopping by Bus allows many older adults to have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, reduce isolation, and increase socialization with others in the community. The overall goal is to help seniors age as long as possible and as successfully as possible in place, in their homes or apartments.