Keremeos Meals on Wheels delivers

The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society has been operating its “Meals on Wheels” program since 2001.

  • Aug. 29, 2013 9:00 a.m.
Dave Forsythe receives his Meals on Wheels from Keremeos volunteer Jean Gould.

Dave Forsythe receives his Meals on Wheels from Keremeos volunteer Jean Gould.

 

The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society has been operating its “Meals on Wheels” program since 2001.

The service provides a noon meal delivery service to Keremeos residents three times per week.

Meals on Wheels are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, currently serving 18 clients in the Keremeos area.

The meals are prepared by Interior Health kitchen staff at the Keremeos Health Centre, packed in individual styrofoam meal containers  by volunteer kitchen assistants and then delivered by volunteer drivers.

Residents who use the service include people recovering from a hospital stay and seniors who need some assistance meeting their nutritional needs while continuing to live in their own homes.

Cost of the service is five dollars per meal.

“It’s a substantial serving,” Keller added, “usually consisting of an entre, soup, salad, dessert and a bun.”

The service area for Meals on Wheels includes Cawston and Olalla.

A number of long time dedicated volunteers have assisted with the program for many years, but there  is always room for more.

“We are always looking for volunteers,” said Volunteer Coordinator for the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society’s Susan Keller.

Those wishing to volunteer with Meals on Wheels should contact Susan Keller at the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society: 250-499-2352.