Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven program coordinated by Volunteer West Island.
It provides hot, nutritious meals to home-bound seniors and to those with reduced autonomy. Helping them remain in their own homes, enjoying as high a quality of life and autonomy as possible, for as long as possible.
“This is an absolutely crucial service and the Meals on Wheels volunteers who make this program possible are indispensable!” states Lynda Barrett, Director of Volunteer West Island.
The Meals on Wheels program in the West Island began in a church kitchen in Lachine in 1969. Now, more than 800 volunteer shoppers, cooks, kitchen clean-up crew, drivers, and deliverers work in 13 Meals on Wheels kitchens throughout the West Island. Volunteers come from all walks of life and include retired workers, business professionals, homemakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, students, and many others. Their combined efforts allow over 400 people referred through hospitals, CLSCs, and rehabilitation centers to receive nourishing hot lunches at minimal cost.
The demand for services is rising as our population ages; the need for MOW volunteers is increasing as well. New volunteers are welcome in all the Meals on Wheels kitchens in the West Island. Two to three hours of your time once a month will make a difference to those in need.
To volunteer, please click on “I want to Volunteer” on the from the Volunteering main menu, and complete the online volunteer form. For more information, please call (514) 457-5445 ext. 227.
For information about the Meals on Wheels Program, please call intake at (514) 457-5445 ext. 225.
March 17 – 23 is Meals on Wheels Week in Quebec.