We are still operating our Meals on Wheels for Seniors programming, all while taking the necessary precautionary measures.
Due to the current pandemic, our senior population has been urged to practice social distancing and limit their interaction with the outside world. This means, their usual community supports and visiting the grocery store have become difficult, or impossible.
MWC understands that two meals a week is not sufficient, and thus, we have started to deliver groceries from our food banks to support them.
The safety and health of our volunteers, staff, and beneficiaries are of utmost importance to us.
Delivering meals, Restoring dignity
According to the Census of City of Toronto Urban Development Services, there are approximately 338,000 people over the age of 65, representing 14 percent of the City’s total population. The City’s population continues to age and seniors are the fastest-growing age group and by 2031, projections are that nearly 480,000 people will be over the age of 65. The 75+ age group is expected to increase by nearly 50 percent between 2001 and 2031. Roughly one in every four seniors in Toronto lives alone. According to the Conference Board of Canada, elderly poverty is both a social and a fiscal problem that will be exacerbated as higher percentages of the population move into the over 65 demographic.
Twice a week, we prepare and deliver over 500 meals to seniors in the GTA and Mississauga who anxiously await our visits. Over 90,000 meals have been hand-delivered to date, and we are humbled by the remarkable seniors we have had the privilege to serve.
To learn more about his program or to register a needy senior for this meal delivery service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-754-8116