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Families Helping Others in Times of Uncertainty

November 12, 2020

Almost overnight, the pandemic forced everyone to change how we go about our daily lives. It’s made us pivot how we do many things from interacting with each other, running errands, to spending our time at home. We’re all experiencing the pandemic differently and we’re coping and managing in our own ways, as best we can.    For some, the pandemic has also […]

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Meals on Wheels helps clients and families during COVID-19 this Community Support Month

October 7, 2020

October is Community Support Month and it is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness about the value of community support services, such as Meals on Wheels /La Popote roulante (Ottawa). Community support services play a critical role in helping individuals live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. They […]

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Partners Working Together During A Time of Crisis

August 26, 2020

During a time when a virus may be keeping everyone physically apart, we’ve seen many examples of communities pulling together to help each other out. We’ve seen it here at Meals on Wheels/La Popote roulante too.   At the onset of the pandemic, our Volunteer Department saw a dramatic decrease of 80% of the number of active volunteers. It made it challenging to fill the multiple delivery routes that go out every day. […]

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COVID-19 Response – Four Month Update

August 18, 2020

The City of Ottawa has entered Stage 3 of reopening after it declared a state of emergency on March 25. The past four months have been unprecedented – to say the least – and we all continue to adjust to new ways of life and work.   At Meals on Wheels/La Popote roulante, health and safety protocols are […]

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Volunteers Step Up During Crisis

June 23, 2020

As an Educational Assistant working with children, Mary was left with limited responsibilities working from home after schools shut down in March due to COVID-19. With more time on her hands, she decided to seek out a volunteer opportunity during the pandemic. Meals on Wheels seemed like the right fit. Her parents were former Meals […]

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