It is National Meals on Wheels Week in Quebec, an important week to recognize the essential service performed by Lennoxville and District Community Aid and similar organizations that have operated throughout a pandemic to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their recipients.
Servicing the Lennoxville, Waterville and North Hatley areas, the Meals on Wheels Program continues to provide over 10,750 fresh and 1,650 frozen meals a year to their clients. Operating three days a week in the Lennoxville area and two days in both Waterville and North Hatley, its has become an essential service for seniors and other clients who are unable or hesitant to leave their homes, even more so during the pandemic. For the days where they do not deliver, Community Aid offers a frozen meal, a version of their daily meals, which has been increasing in demand over the course of the pandemic. “The number of frozen meals is an increase we are seeing,” said Sylvie Fowlis, executive director of the Lennoxville and District Community Aid. “This is a way to compensate for not being able to deliver for more than the two to three times a week, and helps the people who are living alone or are unable to leave the house.”
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