Meals on Wheels opened our own kitchen because the growth in the demand for our services. Our kitchen opened on a trial basis in January of 2018, and we conducted a six-month pilot program; in June, we decided that the project was both practicable and desirable and began the process of expanding the project to fit our needs.
We believe that the kitchen is of adequate size to allow us to meet our needs for the foreseeable future. At present we are preparing about 40% of our meals ourselves, approximately 125 meals a day, Monday to Friday and 75 meals each weekend day. York Care and the DECRH continue to prepare the rest of the meals we need.
To start receiving meals, we fill out a client information card, determine the number of meals you’d like to receive each week and send out a welcome package containing a menu. The cost per meal is $6.50 and each meal contains an appetizer, entrée, bread and dessert. We can provide meals to allow for most special dietary requirements such as diabetes, low sodium or cholesterol, low residue, gluten-free, celiac, and various mild allergies.
Meals on Wheels is available for:
– Anyone who finds it challenging to prepare meals
– Individuals with disabilities who have difficulty preparing their own meals
– Individuals not preparing adequate meals because they are ill, recovering from surgery or an injury, or are dealing with personal health issues
– Anyone in need of extra assistance
Your meal will be individually packaged in disposable containers and then transported in insulated bags to ensure that hot selections remain hot and other items are at the desired temperature. Meals are delivered over the lunch hour between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Any cancellations have to be made by 8:00 am, and can also be done ahead of time if you are going to be away.
Here is a sample of our three week rotating menu. Selection varies according to meal depot and substitutions may occur.
Please note – we cannot guarantee that there is no cross-contamination in the preparation and delivery of our meals, so we strongly urge anyone with a life- threatening allergy to avoid using our service.
Fill out an application for service here.
If you would like to commence service over the phone, please call (506) 458-9482.