Community Aid kicks off Meals on Wheels week

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

Despite the difficult circumstances that everyone is facing due to the coronavirus outbreak, Lennoxville and District Community Aid is taking the time to recognize National Meals on Wheels Week in Quebec by highlighting their program and inform the community of the measures they are taking in light of the spread of the virus. As under normal circumstances, the Meals on Wheels program delivers healthy and well-balanced meals to individuals in the community who have come to find cooking a challenge or who want to change their eating habits. “We deliver meals to anyone that is over 65 and they are not able to cook for themselves or prepare a well-balanced meal because they are suffering from a loss of autonomy,” explained Sylvie Gilbert Fowlis, Executive Director of Community Aid. “It allows them to receive a healthy well-balanced meal and it also usually involves a friendly contact and checking in on them. That is a major part of it under normal circumstances.” The Meals on Wheels program is offered to seniors living in Lennoxville, Waterville, North Hatley and the Canton de Hatley. Deliveries take place in Lennoxville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; in Waterville on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and in Hatley on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are groups of volunteers on the ground in each area to help deliver the meals and to prepare them. “Here in Lennoxville we have a cook, an assistant cook, and a volunteer who prepares the meals,” the director said. “We have our own kitchen here, and in Waterville and Hatley it is through the community centres and they have a cook and volunteers helping.” Each prepared meal costs six dollars and they are delivered once a day between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Anyone 65 years of age or older who wants to join in on the Meals on Wheels Program, can contact Community Aid at 819-821-4779.
Outside of the communities served by Community aid, other services offer meals on wheels programs. To find the one nearest you and see if they need help, visit

See full story in the Wednesday, March 18 edition of The Record.

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