2019 - Meals on Wheels in Ontario
- Meals on Wheels are delivered in 181 communities across Ontario.
- There are 143 not-for-profit organizations receiving government funding from the provincial government to provide Meals on Wheels in Ontario.
- Government funding covers only part of the cost – the difference is made up by donations and/or client fees, which are kept as low as possible.
- We delivered 3,145,449 meals to 44,286 Ontarians in 2017-2018.
Upcoming 2019 #MarchforMeals Dates with Special Guests:
- Cobourg - March 6 - Mayor John Henderson, Deputy Mayor Suzanne Seguin and Councillors Adam Bureau and Emily Chorely
- Port Hope – March 8 - Deputy Mayor Les Andrews
- Cobourg - March 13 - MPP David Piccini
- Campbellford – March 15
- Grafton – March 19
- Brighton – March 21
- Cobourg - March 23 - Councillor Nicole Beatty
- Hastings – March 27
- Colborne – March 28
March for Meals 2019
More Than Just a Meal:
- Access to well-balanced, affordable meals is imperative to the independence and sustenance of isolated seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- Research shows that healthy eating provides essential energy and nutrients for general welfare and maintenance of health and functional autonomy, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases at older ages.
- The benefits of Meals on Wheels are emotional and psychological, as well as physical. Sometimes, a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only person a client interacts within a given day.
- Meals on Wheels volunteers perform a valuable security check for isolated clients and can notify the proper authorities in the case of accident or injury.
More than ever, we must join forces – local Meals on Wheels programs, governments, service groups and concerned individuals – to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in Canada who want to be able to live at home for as long as they can. It not only makes economic sense to enable people to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities.