Seniors Food Support Program

AKA: Seniors Gift Card; Low Income Seniors Grocery Card Program
Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Social Development and Housing - AKA: Formerly Department of Family and Human Services

Service Description

Eligible adults can apply to receive a $100 non-taxable, gift card that can be used at Sobeys, Foodland, participating Co-ops and Lawton's Drugs.

The gift card does not have to be used all at once and does not expire. One gift card per household (domestic partnership household).

The gift card is sent as a code which much be shown at time of purchase.
People who apply online or provide a valid email address in their application will receive a gift card code within 3-7 business days. Those who apply by paper copy or do not provide a valid email address will receive their code by mail in approximately three weeks.

Program runs from June 23-August 26, 2022.

Paper copies of the application form can be picked up/returned to Social Program offices:
  • Charlottetown: Sherwood Business Centre, 161 St. Peters Road (front entrance)
  • Montague: Access PEI, 41 Wood Islands Road
  • O'Leary: Access PEI, 45 East Drive
  • Souris: Access PEI, 15 Green Street
  • Summerside: Access PEI, 120 Heather Moyse Drive

This is a Government of Prince Edward Island program * Phone intake is provided by United Way of PEI's 211 service.

Information

Eligibility:
PEI residents ages 65 years and older by August 26, 2022 * Self-identified need - there is no income cutoff for this program * Must have a PEI Health Card * One application per domestic partnership * Not open to those living in long-term or community care
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Call 211 to apply by phone * Apply by online webform * Download a PDF application online and return to Social Programs offices sites or return by email * Paper applications or help completing a paper application available at Social Programs offices
Documents Required:
Application requires PEI Health Card numbers for everyone in the household * Letter and two pieces of ID that match the name on the letter must be shown when using the gift card
Program Hours:
Apply by phone: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm * Apply online 24/7 * Hours of Social Program offices vary by location
Program Email:
Program Phone Numbers:
  • Toll-Free Number
    Within PEI * To check balance of gift card only
    1-800-832-0717
Language:
English * Phone application: French * Interpretation available in 150 languages
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info

      • Coverage Area:
        Prince Edward Island