March is known for many events, Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, Earth Day, Women’s Day, Feast of the Annunciation, Spring, and a couple more, I believe. I think we should add ‘March for Meals’.
Earlier this month, Monday the 4th of March, our Mayor Christine Robinson and Carol Potter, Meals on Wheels Lead of Home and Community Support Services of Grey and Bruce, joined me in delivering hot meals in Durham.
Not to toot my own horn (if you know me, then you know that I’m not one to seek the limelight), for the past couple of years I’ve been with ‘Meals on Wheels’. I deliver, around Durham, hot meals to seniors and anyone with disabilities that have made arrangements with the Home Community Support Servicesfor meals during the week.
While I do only the hot meals and only on Mondays,’Meals on Wheels’ delivers both hot and frozen meals here in West Grey (so far just Neustadt and Durham that I know of), from Monday to Friday. The hot meals delivered here in Durham, are prepared at Country Corner Eatery. The trays are a fair size and the meals–as I’ve been told by the recipients– are delicious!
Meals on Wheels is a program to ensure that vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities receive a nutritious meal and also ensures that these individuals are checked on regularly.
Over 21,000 Meals on Wheels get delivered every year by Home and Community Support Services of Grey and Bruce volunteers. That’s just in 15 communities of Grey and Bruce!
Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal delivery service. This service offers so many great benefits! It ensures that the person receives an affordable, nutritious, well-balanced meal, it helps the person have their independence and be able to live in their own homes. Sometimes the Meals on Wheels person may be the only person that that person sees all day. If that person has fallen or suffered an injury, the Meals on Wheels volunteer can call the proper authorities.
Volunteers are always needed. If you’d like more information for a loved one or are interested in helping out, contact (519) 372-2091 or 1-800-267-3798 and follow the prompts.