Seniors' Food Program Pilot


The Department of Social Development and Housing is partnering with local vendors to launch a Seniors’ Food Pilot Program in the Georgetown and Cardigan areas over a 12 week period.

Who is the Department partnering with?

The Department of Social Development and Housing is partnering with The Wheelhouse, The Kings Playhouse and Meals on Wheels PEI (in Georgetown and Cardigan).

When does the pilot program start?

Intake for the pilot program will begin on March 2, 2023. The intake will continue on an ongoing basis until the end of the pilot program.

The first meal delivery and pick up date will be Tuesday, March 14.

How many meals can I receive?

Those who are eligible for the program can request up to 5 meals per week.

When do I receive the meals?

Meal delivery and pick up will take place every Tuesday, beginning March 14.

Meal Deliveries

Those requesting delivery will receive their weekly meal(s) between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Tuesdays. These deliveries will be made by Meals on Wheels PEI.
Participants must arrange to have someone present at the delivery location during the delivery time, as meals cannot be left unattended.

Meal Pick Up

Those who are able to pick up their weekly meal(s) can do so by visiting the Kings Playhouse between 12:00pm (noon) and 2:00pm on Tuesdays. The Kings Playhouse is located at 65 Grafton Street in Georgetown.

What types of meals will I receive?

The menu will change from week to week.

All meals will be pre-cooked and re-heatable. Therefore, those interested in participating must have a microwave and/or oven to re-heat the meals.

How much will I pay for meals?

Seniors who are eligible for the program will pay $4 per meal, as the Department of Social Development and Housing will supplement the remaining costs.

Meal payments must be made to the Kings Playhouse prior to weekly meal delivery or at pickup. Payments can be made to the Kings Playhouse both online, by phone, or in person. For more information, visit or call 902-652-2053.

Am I eligible to apply?

This program is for seniors (aged 65 and over) who reside in the Cardigan and Georgetown areas. Seniors must be eligible for the Seniors Independence Initiative to qualify for the program.

Seniors who reside in a care facility (e.g. community care, long term care) are not eligible for the program.

What information do I need to provide to apply?

To register, you will need to provide the following information at intake:

  • Full Name;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Provincial Health Number (PHN);
  • Household income amount (based on most recent income tax return);
  • Number of people residing in the home;
  • Home address;
  • Delivery instructions; and
  • Food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.

If you are approved for the pilot program, you will also be contacted to complete the program evaluation process (before and after the pilot program).

How do I apply?

Seniors can apply to the Seniors Food Program Pilot by completing a Seniors Independence Initiative Application Form.

Seniors can receive more information about the application process and/or pilot program by calling 1-902-368-6369 or emailing In the event that there is a high volume of phone calls and/or emails, messages will be returned within three business days.


Telephone: (902) 368-6369

Published date: 
March 2, 2023
Social Development and Housing

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740