Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels

Additional helping hands are needed to cater to a growing need for proper nutrition through the Meals on Wheels program.

Additional helping hands are needed to cater to a growing need for proper nutrition through the Meals on Wheels program.

More and more seniors, convalescents and the disabled are using the program, which means more volunteers are needed for deliveries.

“We are now delivering between 55 and 60 meals, three times a week,” said Deanna Toporchak, manager of the program which is run through the Schubert Centre.

“This program is growing by leaps and bounds.”

That’s up from 43, when Meals on Wheels started back up in the summer.

“Sometimes we have less deliveries as clients start to feel better and are able to prepare meals for themselves and that is good, that is what the program is all about for some people. Others, we can see are not recovering due to age, etc. and never will. That is why the program was so needed in Vernon,” said Toporchak.

Not wanting to wear out her existing crew of volunteers, Toporchak is hoping to attract some additional helping hands who would like to donate a few hours a week to the program.

The meals are between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but Mondays are most in need of volunteers.

For more information about volunteering, call 250-542-9229.