Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

A vital community program, serving proper meals to those in need, is now in need of some help

A vital community program, serving proper meals to those in need, is now in need of some help.

The Meals on Wheels program, run through the Schubert Centre, got back up and running in the summer thanks to a federal government grant.

But now volunteers are needed to continue to serve the community need.

“This program provides three to seven full meals a week to the seniors, convalescents, handicapped and disabled citizens of the community and has been very successful to date,” said Deanna Toporchak, program manager.

Since its reinstatement in August, the program has been serving 43 meals each delivery day.

“These are 43 people who, without this program, would not have a proper meal to eat,” said Toporchak.

The meals are delivered by community volunteers, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“If you have a few free hours, your help would be greatly appreciated,” said Toporchak.

The days are flexible – for example if you would only like to deliver on Mondays – and volunteers are teamed up with someone who would like to do the same.

To cover the five routes, 10 volunteers are needed each day of delivery (five drivers and five helpers).

The scheduling for these routes is done at the Schubert Centre office.

For more information, contact Schubert Centre manager Jack Gareb, or program manager Deanna Toporchak at 250-549-4201