"I feel like I’m riding in a limo every time I use the transportation program. The volunteers and staff are so friendly."

What's New

PSW Training Fund 2017-18 - submissions due June 23!

Meals on Wheels London administers the PSW training program for the Southwest and Erie St Clair LHIN regions. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) provides funds to eligible organizations for PSW certification training and PSW enhanced education (3+ hour specialized PSW training). 

Click here for more details

Spare Depot Coordinator Position- Apply Now!

Meals on Wheels London is looking for a spare depot coordinator. Please apply by June 6th, 2017 to Carrie Webster, Effective Services Program Coordinator; cwebster [at] meals-on-wheels [dot] ca.  Resume please.  We appreciate all applications however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Now Hiring- Breakfast Program Coordinator - Posting closed

Do you love feeding people? Working with volunteers? Helping seniors and people with disabilities have access to good nutrition?  

Seniors Night at the Races & 50/50 Raffle Draw Winner

Seniors Night at the Races is an annual event where Western Fair and Meals on Wheels London co-host an event to raise awareness about our services and have some fun at the horse races! There is usually a sold-out crowd at this event and Meals on Wheels will have some raffles and silent auction, including a BIG 50/50 draw!

50/50 Ticket Raffle Winning Number: 909078

Congratulations to Betty Mcintire on winning $473!!

Move 4 Wheels 2017 Event!

Check out the sponsors for our Move 4 Wheels Event!

Winter 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

Click here to view the latest Meals on Wheels London Volunteer Newsletter!

Client Services Associate Job Posting - now closed

Are you passionate about supporting seniors and people living with a disability maintain independence in the London community?  Meals on Wheels is seeking a positive team player to join us as a Client Services Associate who is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to support the vision and mission of our organization.

Meals on Wheels London Fall Newsletter

Check out the Meals on Wheels London Fall Newsletter to stay updated on our organization! 

Meals on Wheels London Fall Newsletter

Working Together: The Code and the AODA

This link can be accessed by staff, volunteers and board members. It is a legislated requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/learning/working-together-code-and-aoda

Meals on Wheels London Blog

Check out Meals on Wheels London's Blog: Food For Thought. 

A new blog every Thursday informing volunteers about tips, tricks, and what's going on!

https://mealsonwheelslondon.wordpress.com/

Call Back Program

Do you ever feel like it would be nice to hear from someone?

Would you enjoy a friendly chat once a week?

Meals on Wheels London and the Seniors Help Line have paired up to offer a, no cost to you, chat support program.

As a client of Meals on Wheels London you may receive a freindly call from a trained and retired volunteer from the Seniors Helpline.  Call Meals on Wheels London at 519-660-1430 to be set up on the program.

Printable flyer

Program Price Increase

Meals on Wheels London will be increasing prices for all programs effective April 1, 2016

Program Rates effective April 1, 2016

Daily Meal Service
 -$7.75 per meal

 Frozen Meals
 -7 Entrees- $39.00
 -7 Soups- $15.00
 -7 Desserts- $15.00

Move for Wheels - March 18, 2016

      

Move for Wheels - Friday, March 18, 2015

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT! IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Seniors Day - Our Newest Event!

Senior’s Day at the Top of the Western Fair Raceway is a new event for Meals on Wheels London and we are happy to be partnering with the Western Fair District.

On April 12, Seniors (55+) enjoyed an exciting evening of live harness racing, complimented by a buffet dinner along with opportunities to support Meals on Wheels London.

Wheels for Welllness

Meals on Wheels London has provided transportation services within London for the past 20 years. Seniors over 65 and adults living with a long or short term disability have access to the program for medically related appointments. 

Fundraising Action Committee

Meals on Wheels London - Fundraising Action Committee 

Food Source - Request for Proposals

Meals on Wheels London is seeking proposals from parties interested in becoming a food source for our daily meal program.

Carnival Cafe a Colossal Success

Thank you to the 185 volunteers who attended the Meals on Wheels London Carnival Cafe.  The volunteer appreciation event was held to say thank you and give us a chance to visit with our great team.  Highlights of the event included games of chance, carnival eats and treats and ice cream sampling and taste testing.  What a fun filled afternoon.  Held at the BMO Centre, this venue was a perfect location and the food was a hit.  

Thank you to all who attended! 

$45,600 raised at Walk for Wheels

This March, the annual Walk for Wheels fundraiser was our most successful event to date, raising $45,600 – and more donations are still coming in! Thank you to everyone who participated in Walk for Wheels this year to raise vital funds for our meal and transportation subsidy programs.

Media Release: 13th Annual March for Meals

Mayor Brown and community leaders deliver hot meals and awareness of Meals on Wheels services for seniors

LONDON, ON Mayor Matt Brown launches the national March for Meals campaign with the Community Champions Week initiative. Mayor Brown, will be delivering smiles and hot meals to London seniors with Meals on Wheels London, on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30 am (Starting location is at Meals on Wheels London office, 356 Queens Ave, London, ON).

2015 Walk for Wheels

Annual Walk for Wheels


Meals on Wheels London will host our annual indoor “Walk for Wheels” on Friday March 27, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Covent Garden Market.

Christmas Delivery

Delivering Smiles and Hot Meals on Christmas


In the spirit of giving and the holiday season individuals, community groups and local businesses made generous donations of gifts and their time to Meals on Wheels London.

Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours


The Meals on Wheels London office will be CLOSED:
Thursday December 25, 2014
Friday December 26, 2014
Thursday January 1, 2015


If you will need a meal for any of these dates, please call Jo-Anne to discuss an order.  Frozen meal packages can be delivered December 4, 11, or 18 to store in your freezer and use when the office is closed.


Will you be home alone on Christmas day, Thursday December 25th, 2014?  Meals on Wheels has a special Christmas day turkey meal delivery!  If you would like a meal delivere

Horray for Super Heroes!

Over 250 Meals on Wheels London volunteers attended the 2014 Volunteer Awards and Recognition Event on Thursday October 30th.   Volunteers celebrated 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of Service. Thanks to the staff at the Hellenic Centre for a fantastic meal, Melrose Bakery and Longworth Retirement Residence for the take home "Cake in a Jar" treat, and Shannon Van Grinsven for producing our Super Hero entertainment video and slide show.

Little Brown Bag

Volunteers are celebrating our anniversary by entering pictures they have taken of our special 45th Anniversary meal bag.  We certainly have a creative bunch.  Our bag has even journeyed with a volunteer all the way to Ethiopia.  Pictures are posted on Facebook.

Recipients of Scotiabank Grant

Thank you to Scotiabank for supporting Meals on Wheels London with a generous donation of $1000 through the Employee Volunteer Program in honour of Barbara Sinclair’s service. 

Over the course of the year Barbara has volunteered in the office (sometimes twice a week), delivered hot meals to the Salvation Army Day program, worked at special events and has even written birthday cards to our clients.  Barb has been volunteering with us for 14 years and we are so lucky to have her involved. 

This grant has been directed to the client subsidy program and will

Walk Raised $42,600

The Walk for Wheels fundraiser was held Friday Afternoon March 28, 2014 at the Covent Garden Market.  We were pleased to announce at the event that $42,600 was raised and we are still counting!  Thank you to all friends of Meals on Wheels London for making this event a huge success.  Special thanks to our Starbucks Walkers (pictured right).  Proceeds are directed to the Client Subsidy Fund, financially assisting individuals who are not able to afford the full cost of meals.

THANK YOU to our Major Event Sponsors:  Continue reading

Hear More Canada Sponsors Walk

We are excited to announce that Hear More Canada is a new sponsor of the 2014 Walk for Wheels!

Hear More Canada is a hearing healthcare provider driven by passionate people who deliver exceptional treatment for hearing loss in a comfortable and caring environment.

Thank you Suncor!

Meals on Wheels London recently received a grant in honour of Wally Knight’s ongoing volunteer work. We are so proud to have Wally on our team.  He is a faithful Tuesday volunteer and has been delivering meals since 1989.  Individuals on his meal route are in poor health and have indicated the meals help them stay in their own home.  The Suncor Grant will help to ensure someone receives daily hot meals for 16 months, or a weekly delivery of 7 frozen meals for 3 years.

This grant was provided through the SunCares Community Service Volunteering Grant Program. 

London Lightning

Thank you to 26 Meals on Wheels volunteers who sold tickets, fans at the basketball game, and the London Lightning… proceeds from the 50/50 tickets will assist someone with the cost of their meals for about one year.  How fantastic!

The winner took home $1,352.00.  Her names is Laura, she drove all the way from Chatham and it was her first London Lightning game.

Happy New Year!

Honoured to be Award Recipient

We are excited to share that Meals on Wheels London and Youth Opportunities Unlimited won an award at the Pillar Community Innovation Awards ceremony November 19, 2013. 

Thank you Bell Canada

Thank you Bell Canada for donating $250 to Meals on Wheels London in recognition of Gwen Curtis’ volunteer work within the organization.  

This donation is offered through the Bell Canada Employee Giving Program to support organizations where Bell employees and retirees volunteer.  For a great article about Gwen and her volunteer role with Meals on Wheels London, check out the Bell “In Touch” newsletter

Then click on: In the Community, Retirees In the Community, 2012, “Gwen Curtis would drive all n

We're on Facebook!

Meals on Wheels London is making progress!  We are actively on social media and we want you to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

During August, for every "like" we get, your name goes into a draw for 1 week of Meals on Wheels desserts for two delivered to your office or home.

AND for volunteers we have another draw:  "Like" us and leave a comment telling us what you like most a

Frozen Meal Update

Check out the menu!  ápetito, our frozen meal supplier, has introduced some new entrées to the menu and refreshed some of the old favourites.  Unfortunately this means that a few meals have been discontinued, our apologies if any were your regular choices.  Give the new meals a try!

Summer Hours

We call it Happy Friday!  From June 28th until September 3rd the Meals on Wheels London office is open:   Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
                      Friday  8:30am - 2pm

Let's enjoy summer!

      

Annual General Meeting

Thank you for joining us on Thursday June 27, 2013 at the Meals on Wheels London Annual General Meeting.  Steve Cordes, Execuctive Director of Youth Opportunites Unlimited (YOU) and Chantel Grayston-Clairmont spoke about the exciting alliance between Meals on Wheels London and YOU.  We recognized staff for their years of service with the agency, and also celebrated a special group of individuals who have been volunteering every day for many years helping to coordinate volunteers who drive meal routes.   

Price Increase Effective June 1, 2013

Meals on Wheels London will be increasing the price of meals effective June 1, 2013.  The new prices are as follows.

Daily Meal Program

Full Price- entrée with dessert…………………… $7.75

Subsidized Rates (based on household income)

            If you live alone and your income is:                           

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Walk raises $38,000!

Thank you to friends of Meals on Wheels London for your support of the 2013 Walk for Wheels event held in March at the Covent Garden Market.  We exceeded our goal and raised $38,000!

Walk for Wheels Friday March 22

You're Invited - We're Excited! Walk for Wheels March 22, 2013.

Meals on Wheels London will host our annual indoor “Walk for Wheels” upstairs at the Covent Garden Market (130 King Street, London) on Friday March 22, 2013 from 2-4pm. 

We admit there may be more visiting, silent auction bidding, cake and cookie eating than walking.   This fun casual event brings together supporters of Meals on Wheels London to raise funds for clients who are not able to afford the full cost of meal services.  Last year we raised $30,000!  D

CIBC Grant Received

We are pleased to announce a $500 grant was received through the CIBC Retiree Ambassador Program in celebration of Valerie Hurst’s volunteer commitment with Meals on Wheels London.  Her dedication, commitment and generosity in sharing her time and talents are very much appreciated.  Since 2002 Valerie commits a couple of days each week volunteering both in the office and as a transportation volunteer accompanying people to their medical appointments. 

The Retiree Ambassador Program assists Meals on Wheels London in our mission to keep people independent and at home.&n

Family Day February 18, 2013

The office will be closed on Monday February 18, 2013.
                                                                                         

We want to hear your voice!

In our continuing efforts to improve services to better meet the needs of our clients, we have started a Quality Task Force.  The group is made up of clients, Meals on Wheels staff and the Chef at You Made it Cafe.  We had our first meeting in December, and are working on some great new menu options!

Please continue to give us your feedback by calling our Quality Manager Michelle at 519-660-1430 ex 231.

Christmas Day Delivery

Meals on Wheels London delivers meals on Christmas Day!  There has never been any shortage of staff or volunteers who are willing to volunteer and work on December 25th.  This year, 83 special turkey meals were prepared for our clients by "YOU Made it Cafe" and paid for by the Knights of Columbus Brother Andre Council 8339.  The Knights of Columbus have been supporting the Christmas Day meal delivery since the early 1980's.

   

December 2012 Holiday Update

The Meals on Wheels office will be closed: December 25, December 26 and January 1, 2013.  There will be changes to meal delivery.

There is no daily meal delivery on any of the above dates.  You can order an extra meal to be delivered on the Monday before the closures if needed.  519-660-1430

Daily meal clients may also choose to order a package of seven frozen meals to have on hand for non delivery days.  Orders need to be placed December 10th or December 17th.

LIsten to Savvy Senior Show

Listen to us on the Savvy Senior Show!

Meals on Wheels was highlighted on the Savvy Senior show hosted by Christian Bullas on AM980.  Guests on the show included:
-Lois Holden, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
-Joe Plant, Meals on Wheels London Volunteer
-Christine Poier, Meals on Wheels London Development Manager
Listen to the show:  Go to AM980 (our show aired on October 20, 2012)

Volunteer Celebration Oct 11

At our 2012 Annual Volunteer Recognition Event held October 11, 51 fantastic volunteers were celebrated for their years of service. This included four steadfast and loyal volunteers who marked 20 years. Three of these terrific people have helped deliver meals for the last two decades and one has delivered meals, provided transportation drives and also helps in our office!

We felt so lucky to acknowledge two volunteers for their committed twenty-five years of service. They have been involved since 1987, and received a much deserved standing ovation.

Come and visit our booth!

Visit us at the 21st Annual Seniors Wellness Fair taking place at Cherryhill Village Mall on Thursday September 27, 2012 from 9am to 4pm.  Fill out a ballot for a chance to receive a package of seven entrees from our frozen meal program.  See you there!

London Community News

Check out Meals on Wheels London in the September 13, 2012 edition of the London Community News.  Highlights include our fresh meals made by YOU Made it Cafe and also our frozen meals made by Apetito.  Visit pages 26 and 27 in the London Community News Online.  

Download Summer Newsletter

Download our newsletter.  In this edition, you will find information about our meal supplier YOU Made it Cafe, and photos showcasing Meals on Wheels events, volunteers & friends.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact Christine Poier at 519-660-1430 extension 258 or email cpoier [at] meals-on-wheels [dot] ca.

New Meal Supplier

Meals on Wheels London is pleased to announce the awarding of our daily fresh meal contract to Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU).

 

For the past 30 years YOU has helped lead youth in London and Middlesex toward success. YOU provides youth with the training, skills, support and referrals they need to develop their potential and lead positive lives. YOU has owned and operated a food production social enterprise since 2004.

Annual General Meeting

Please join us 

Meals on Wheels London Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 28, 2012  

at First St. Andrew's United Church

350 Queens Avenue (Beside the Meals on Wheels London office)

4:00-5:15pm

Transportation Subsidy

Meals on Wheels London has received funding to introduce a $5.00 subsidy for transportation rides.

Walk for Wheels Raised $30,000!

Meals on Wheels London hosted its annual “Walk for Wheels” event upstairs at the Covent Garden Market on Friday March 30, 2012.  With the support of our sponsors, pledges from walkers and the silent auction, we exceeded our fundraising goal.  Thank you to everyone - together we raised $30,000! 

Thank you to all who participated in Christmas day delivery

Thank you everyone who made the Meals on Wheels Christmas day delivery special for our clients.  Two staff, their families and 14 volunteer meal delivery “elves” helped deliver 99 meals.  Along with a turkey dinner, gifts were provided by several businesses, groups and individuals:

Are you prepared for winter weather?

Last winter caught many of us off guard. The snow began in early December and kept on coming.  It was the snowiest winter in years!  The weather’s effect was felt at Meals on Wheels with meal delivery shut down on three different days- historical in our books.  Although we do our best to get everyone a meal when they request it, the safety of our volunteers and staff is paramount. 
We remind all clients to have some food on hand in case of an emergency. 

Little Red Roaster Awarded Contract

After an exhaustive three month search and vetting process, the Staff and Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels London are proud to announce that London's The Little Red Roaster has been awarded the exclusive contract to supply over 53,000 fresh food meals annually for Meals on Wheels London.

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