Each year, Meals on Wheels providers across Ontario participate in March for Meals, an annual event to increase awareness of and community engagement with local Meals On Wheels providers across North America.
During this month, programs invited their local mayor or other elected officials to speak out for seniors and people with disabilities and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels. In Durham the March for Meals celebration featured Mayor Kevin Eccles as he joined one of our regular volunteers on a delivery route to distribute meals. Meals are prepared by Country Corner Eatery and are delivered at approximately noon, 3 days of the week. The cost of the delivered Meals is $9.00.
In a typical year, Home and Community Support Services volunteers deliver over 21,000 Hot Meals on Wheels in 15 communities in Grey Bruce. The Durham Meals on Wheels program is new, and already 98 meals have been delivered to 9 clients.