Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven program that provides hot nutritious meals to home-bound or isolated seniors and to those with reduced autonomy. 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, and drivers work in 12 Meals on Wheels kitchens throughout the West Island. Volunteers come from all walks of life and include retired workers, business professionals, homemakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and many others. Their combined efforts allow over 400 people, who have been referred through hospitals, CLSCs and rehabilitation centers to receive hot lunches at minimal cost.
The meals include a balanced main dish and a dessert. These are fresh, hot, home-cooked meals prepared by volunteers who add a secret ingredient: loving care. They are delivered by volunteers.
For more information please call (514) 457-5445, ext. 225.
Coordinated at the company level by Tania Jaman, Learning Facilitator at Rogers Communications, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Program, enthusiastic employee-volunteers recently turned out to lend a much-needed hand organizing book donations in preparation for the annual spring Mega Book Fair at Centre Multi-ressources de Lachine. This is the centre’s main fundraiser, helping to finances crucial programs and services the Centre provides for the families and elderly of Lachine.
Maud Marquer, Volunteer Coordinator at CMRL, warmly praised the contributions of the Rogers volunteers whom she described as highly motivated and most effective, thanking them for their greatly appreciated assistance. She praised the Rogers team, saying, “they more than met our expectations. Their dynamism, their efficiency and their initiative made it possible to sort, classify and put away some fifty boxes of books in the preparation for our fundraiser”.