"The food is good for you and tastes great. Plus, no dishes, no traveling and no tipping!"

History

We have been delivering our services in the London community since 1969.  Our mission to maintain independence has not changed, but our services have grown to become more than just meals.

Volunteers deliver hot, chilled and frozen meals, which accommodate a variety of diet types and texture modifications. Volunteers also provide escorted transportation to essential appointments with physicians and health care professionals. Our “Lunch Bunch” program invites clients to participate in a social outing to local restaurants geared to preventing isolation and loneliness in our elderly population.

At the heart of our organization is one of London's largest volunteer forces. The dedication of over 380 citizens makes all the services possible - it couldn't happen without them! Every day we deliver more than a meal and transportation; we're also delivering a bit of hope, independence and friendship, one smile at a time.

We are a not for profit charitable organization administered by a volunteer board of directors.  We are funded by the Ministry of Health through the SouthWest Local Health Integration Network. United Way of London and Middlesex assists with funding for our meal subsidy and transportation programs. In addition we have fee for service, individual and corporate donations, planned gifts and fundraising events.

  • Dr. Earl Russell and members of the Byron United Church nurtured the idea of meals being prepared and delivered to elderly clients whose health status was compromised by inadequate diet
  • Meals on Wheels first delivered in London June 23, 1969
  • First meals prepared by Bra-Mor Villa, later by CPRI and the Dearness Home
  • The Meals on Wheels Program was first administrated by The Canadian Red Cross
  • In 1985 the Meals on Wheels Program was transferred to Meals on Wheels London and was administered by a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Meals on Wheels London and Friendship In Action amalgamated in 1995
  • The amalgamation brought the transportation and visiting programs to Meals on Wheels (visiting program no longer available)
  • Today meals are prepared locally and delivered by volunteers Monday to Friday
  • Transportation provided by a volunteer force of over 100



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