North Lonsdale United Church has had an association with North Shore Meals on Wheels since 1969. Our involvement includes providing kitchen and storage space and volunteers along with volunteers from the larger community.
Meals, which are delivered from a caterer in bulk, are packaged by a kitchen crew before being sent out with the drivers to the clients. Volunteers from N.L.U.C staff the Wednesday kitchen. We know that we do valuable service for the recipients who have difficulty making hot meals for themselves.
Meals are delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The food is supplied by The Pantry. Chef Joe provides delicious carefully prepared meals. Over 8500 hours of volunteer help was used to keep in touch with clients, package and deliver meals last year.
North Lonsdale and St. David’s United Churches are used for the packaging and distribution of meals. The increased demand for this service is rapidly posing a challenge for getting enough volunteers. People are needed both to work in the kitchen packaging the food as well as as drivers delivering the food to clients.
Enquiries on how to receive meals should be made to the Meals on Wheels office: 604-922-3414. Volunteer drivers are always needed. If you can spare time once a week on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 11.15am and 1.00pm we would love to hear from you.