Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-driven program that provides hot nutritious meals to home-bound or isolated seniors and to those with reduced autonomy. The Meals on Wheels program in the West Island began in a church kitchen in Lachine in 1969. Now, more than 800 volunteer shoppers, cooks, and drivers work in 12 Meals on Wheels kitchens throughout the West Island. Volunteers come from all walks of life and include retired workers, business professionals, homemakers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and many others. Their combined efforts allow over 400 people, who have been referred through hospitals, CLSCs and rehabilitation centers to receive hot lunches at minimal cost.
The meals include a balanced main dish and a dessert. These are fresh, hot, home-cooked meals prepared by volunteers who add a secret ingredient: loving care. They are delivered by volunteers.
Kitchens: Lachine West: Summerlea United Church; Cedar Park & Pointe-Claire South: Cedar Park United Church; Dorval South: Centre Sarto-Desnoyers Centre; Beaconsfield: Beaurepaire United Church; Lachine East: Église Saints-Anges Gardiens; Pierrefonds & DDO Central: St. Barnabas Anglican Church; Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue: St. Georges Anglican Church; Lachine Central: Centre Gariepy; Pointe-Claire North: St. John’s United Church; St-Charles & Pierrefonds: St. Michael and All Angels Church; Roxboro & Pierrefonds East: Roxboro United Church; Valois: St. Columba-by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church
35-64 (adult), 65+(senior)
Referral from the CLSC or other health care professional is required.
To facilitate volunteerism by recruiting, training and referring volunteers within the Montreal West Island community.
To assist seniors to remain autonomous and break their isolation by developing and implementing social programs.