volunteer

 Meals

Hot Meals

Frozen Meals

Wheels to Meals

 

FOOD PREPARATION

Hot Meals are provided by the dietary staff of the Niagara Health System. Each meal generally consists of soup; 1 serving of meat, fish, poultry or alternate; 1 serving of potatoes, rice, or pasta; 2 servings of vegetables; and a dessert. Special diets (eg. diabetic, minced, low fat) are also provided.
Frozen Meals are provided by Ina Grafton Gage Village, St. Catharines.

 

DELIVERY

Meals are delivered during the noon hour by our friendly, caring volunteers. The actual time of each delivery varies with the position on the route, so we ask you to be ready between 11:00am and 1:00pm. We suggest that you have your table set so that you can enjoy the hot meal immediately. Remember to wrap and refrigerate portions which you may wish to eat later.

COST

Your cost per meal is currently $6.75

PAYMENT

We are on a monthly billing system. You will be billed at the end of each month. Payment can be made by cheque (preferred) or cash and can be given to the driver or mailed. If paying by cash, please be sure to include the top portion of the bill with your payment and have the delivery volunteer initial and date the bottom portion and keep it as your receipt. Arrangements can be made to have bills sent directly to family members or others who may be responsible for the bill payment.

CANCELLATIONS

If you wish to cancel a meal, please try to call the office as soon as possible. We do require notice for meal cancellations by 9:00 am the day prior to delivery to avoid your being billed for that meal.  However, we realize that some situations arise unexpectedly and a last minute cancellation is unavoidable in the event of an emergency. You may leave a message on the answering machine if you call when the office is unoccupied.

If the meal delivery itself is cancelled due to inclement weather or other factors out of our control, the announcement will be made on the local radio station SPIRIT 91.7 FM. Every effort will be made to contact you personally in this event. Please keep in mind that we do not deliver on stat holidays (Christmas, New Years Day, Heritage Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day or Remembrance Day).

SUGGESTED EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES TO KEEP ON HAND

 

OFFICE HOURS

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us, or please contact the Office at 905-835-1581 or 1-877-665-6325 (press #3) between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If the office is unoccupied you can leave your name, number and brief message on the answering machine.