Extended Family Offers Pandemic Help

By Noreen Music | Giving Back

Apr 11
Extended Family Offers Pandemic Help

We are helping to flatten the curve by keeping you safe at home while we pick up & deliver your grocery order.

As the length of time mandated to social distance to minimize the spread of COVID-19 continues, there will come a point where you need to restock on essential grocery items. 

Extended Family was created to ensure that our most vulnerable NW community members can access help from willing volunteers to pick up & deliver groceries so that they can stay safe at home.

We are a group of caring volunteers extending our helping hands to pick up and deliver your grocery order.

Extended Family was created with the support of wonderful volunteers in your neighbourhood. We are a not-for-profit group of caring people who want to help those in need in the NW quadrant in the City of Calgary during this unprecedented time.

We believe we are stronger together and we are here for you in your time of need.

To make a grocery pick up & delivery request or for more information, please reach out to us at: calgaryextendedfamily@gmail.com or call us at (403) 277-0104 or go to our website at www.extendedfamilyca.org.

How It Works


Fill out a short delivery request form on the Extended Family website and tell us who you are, where you are located and the details of your grocery pick up order.


After submitting your request, a volunteer will be in touch with you to confirm your grocery pick up order & delivery details.


You will be prompted when your order is delivered at your doorstep.

Volunteer Information

Extended Family stands on the shoulders of compassionate volunteers who are committed to support at risk seniors and those in self isolation in NW Calgary during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you are interested in setting up a similar initiative in your area, please reach out to us at calgaryextendedfamily@gmail.com. We are happy to help you serve the people in your community.

We are deeply committed to help our vulnerable neighbours.

Volunteer & Recipient Safety Information

We have provided information on how we keep our volunteers and you safe. Our recipient’s and volunteer's welfare, comfort and protection is our top priority.

These are the Alberta Health Services and Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines our volunteers commit to uphold for your safety:


  • Thoroughly wash or sanitize your hands before entering and leaving the store.
  • Adhere to proper mask and glove donning & doffing practices.
  • Wipe down the handle of any grocery carts or baskets you may come in contact with during the pick up & delivery process.
  • Practice “social distancing” - avoid crowds and stay 6 feet away from other people.
  • Refrain from touching your face. 
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow. 
  • Grocery delivery will be contactless - you will have no interaction with the person you are picking up & delivering for. 
  • If delivery occurs to someone living in a high rise and there is an elevator, you will ensure there is not more than 1 extra person with you in the cab. Also, you will maintain distance with the next person as much as possible to avoid the risk of breathing on each other.
  • After the grocery delivery is made and upon returning return home, you will wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Who Are Our Volunteers?

Israel - Founder of Extended Family, a native of Nigeria, husband, Chemical Engineer professional and Journey Church member.

Noreen - Pioneer Volunteer, Owner of Organize My Space Calgary, native Calgarian, wife, mother of 2 adult children and Journey Church member.

Jackie - University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business student and Journey Church member.

Alan - Medical student, husband, father and Journey Church member.

Kevin - Manager, outdoor enthusiast and Journey Church member.

Laura - Commercial real estate professional, wife of a Calgary Police Officer, mother of 2 adult children and fur baby Ava.

Elise - Wife, Calgarian, Registered Massage Therapist, dog mom and Journey Church Member.

Thank You For Helping Us Build This Community

This community would not exist without the tremendous help of gracious friends, far and wide.

Special thanks to Jessica and the beautiful people at Neighbor Express. The Extended Family website was put together in less than 24 hours because of their permission to adapt what they had already built.

Many thanks to the warm and wonderful leaders at Journey Church.

Thank you to the Crowfoot and Rocky Ridge Calgary Co-op stores for your support! As you help us to provide this essential service to our neighbours, we are honoured to support you.

We deeply appreciate the airtime to spread the word out to folks who need our service by Mountain Mike at 88.9 Shine FM. We love your station….all of you are AMAZING!

Thank you to Organize My Space Calgary for providing administrative, accounting and application support.

Special gratitude and thanks to our Pioneering Volunteers for stepping up in this time of need. Our community originated from the amazing family of God.

Thanks to everyone for the invaluable support as we band together to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

How To Request a Grocery Pick Up & Delivery

If you live in the NW quadrant in the City Calgary and you need a volunteer to pick up & deliver your grocery order, please contact us by email at calgaryextendedfamily@gmail.com or call us at (403) 277-0104 or go to our website at www.extendedfamilyca.org.

If you have a friend, loved one, neighbour or anyone you may know that is in need of this service, please reach out and let them know.

We ask that you SHARE, SHARE, SHARE to get the word out about this critical service.

Stay safe and healthy friends.

We are stronger together!


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