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A Different Kind of Christmas

January 5, 2021

Christmas 2020 is one many of us will never forget. With larger gatherings being restricted and everyone being told to stay home, the holiday season was definitely quieter this year. For this reason – and because many of our clients are already homebound and live alone – continuing our annual tradition of delivering meals on […]

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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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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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