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. However, we had a huge response not only from the general public willing to step up and help out, many Community Support Service agencies buckled up and took on delivery routes too. We would not have been able to accomplish the work without our partners.
Thank you to Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, The Glebe Centre, Good Companions Seniors’ Centre, Ottawa West Community Support and Rural Ottawa South Support Services for delivering meals and ensuring the best continuity of our service! You have all played important roles in helping deliver nutritious food and providing a caring contact to some of the most vulnerable in the city. However the pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and play, we know there’s a network of partners and community members we can count on.
In this time of crisis when many are being told to stay home, the Meals on Wheels service has proven to be even more vital. We’ve been navigating unprecedented times since March, but no matter the challenges, it’s true that we are stronger together.
See how Community Support Service agencies helped with our work by clicking on the graphic below.