“I don’t know where I’d be without Meals on Wheels”

“I don’t know where I’d be without Meals on Wheels”
(Photo : Courtesy Sylvie Fowlis)

By Gordon Lambie

It has been a big and complicated year for the Meals on Wheels program run by Lennoxville and District Community Aid.
“From the first day we had to reevaluate,” reflected Executive Director Sylvie Gilbert Fowlis, thinking back to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a year ago. Although the local program, which serves Lennoxville, North Hatley, and Waterville, has been in operation for years, the lockdown in the spring of 2020 turned it on its head by simultaneously increasing demand for meals, keeping a large part of the established volunteer team at home, and imposing new restrictions and limitations on the way that the program could operate.
Faced with that challenging set of complications all at once, Fowlis said that she is deeply grateful to a new and enthusiastic team of volunteers who helped keep the program alive.
Meals on Wheels delivers in Lennoxville on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays; in North Hatley on Mondays and Wednesdays; and in Waterville on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information about Meals on Wheels and Community Aid’s other programs visit https://communityaid.ca/ or call 819-821-4779.

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