Category Archives: Volunteer

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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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COVID-19 Response – Two Months of Action

May 26, 2020

It’s been over two months since the City of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency. No doubt our lives and ways of living has changed drastically. How we interact, communicate, access food, work and play have all been shaken up in unprecedented ways. At Meals on Wheels Ottawa, we have worked extremely hard to ensure the continuity of our essential service to provide nutritious […]

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A not-so Blue Christmas

December 27, 2019

It has been another successful year of Christmas Day deliveries. Prepared by the team at the Newport Restaurant, a delicious, traditional turkey dinner was delivered by 55 volunteers to 106 clients. Jessica Atallah, following in the footsteps of her father Moe Atallah, has continued to generously provide the facility and staff to allow Meals on […]

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