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Meatballs & Pasta "MORE THAN JUST A MEAL"

A non-profit Community Support Program providing “Home-delivered fare beyond compare” (since 1968)

LasangaThe Meals on Wheels Home Support Program provides individualized, full-course meals prepared by Homes dietary staff for people in need of assistance in our community. This service helps individuals maintain independence.


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Meals on Wheels Fact Sheet: Meals On Wheels Information (339 KB, 2 Pages)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?

The Meals on Wheels service is available for those who:

  • Are homebound and have chronic disabilities or chronic illness
  • Are 65 years of age or older who have difficulties preparing meals
  • Are 18 years of age or older who have disabilities that prevent them from preparing meals
  • Are not preparing nutritious, adequate meals because they are ill, recovering from surgery or a broken limb, or dealing with mental health issues

To find out if you're eligible please contact our office location.

How much does it cost and what is included in the meal?

Each meal is $6.50 (no tax or delivery charge) for a nourishing meal and this includes:

  • Hot soup 
  • Hot entree (meat, starch, and two types of vegetables)
  • Cold dessert

Do you need a professional referral to receive meal delivery service?

No, a professional referral is not necessary. Clients may be referred by a family member or may contact us themselves to arrange for meal delivery.

Can I sign up for temporary service?

Yes, we offer full time (Monday - Friday), part time (minimum 3 days/week), or temporary respite meal service.

Our temporary service may be a week, two weeks, or until you find you can manage on your own. Should you wish to transition from temporary to part-time or full-time service, we can also accommodate this.

When are the meals delivered and who delivers them?

Meals begin going out at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm for North Side and South Side.

Mid-day meals are delivered by qualified, reliable, friendly volunteers who also provide a client security check. The meals are kept in thermal delivery bags to ensure they come to your door nice and hot! Desserts are kept in thermal bags as well to ensure desired temperature is maintained during delivery. Clients need to be home during delivery time to accept their meal.

What are the benefits of Meals on Wheels?

  • Independence in your home 
  • Improved health; nutritious meals prepared daily
  • Social support; a friendly volunteer comes with the meal every day
  • Peace of mind; our security check gives the friends, family, and client peace of mind knowing that someone is looking in on their loved one each day

I would like to make a donation but where do I do this?

You can make a monetary donation at the main Meals on Wheels office located in Grandview Lodge, 200 North Lillie Street, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5Y2. Our office is open Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Volunteers

To apply for meals or to volunteer as a driver or server call:
Thunder Bay North: 684-2862  -  Thunder Bay South: 625-3667

For further information please call:
Heather Theriault, Supervisor - Meals on Wheels Program
Phone:  625-2785
Email:   htheriault@thunderbay.ca