Feeding Body and Soul
Meals on Wheels is dedicated to supporting your health, well-being and independence. We work with an enthusiastic team of volunteers to prepare, package, and deliver nutritious, wholesome, home-style meals to anyone who qualifies for temporary or long-term meal assistance. Meals are prepared and delivered to the clients home throughout Peace River, once per week.
Referrals are not necessary for seniors 65 years and up to enroll in the service, however, all applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for our pro-gram. One phone call is all you need to start our program.
Client Eligibility Criteria
- Housebound and unable to shop.
- Unable to cook for themselves due to physical limitation.
- Client under 60 years, with a referral from a General Practitioner, Social Worker or Community Nurse is required.
- Temporarily disabled persons such as after an accident, injury or surgery. (doctor’s referral required).
- Only those in need will be considered and this will be verified by the Seniors Service Coordinator.
Our Meal Program
Hot Meals—Meals are delivered fresh and hot to your door. Meals will be delivered between 5:30- 6:30pm every Thursday.
Heat n’ Eat Frozen Meals—When you’re on the go, Heat n’ Eat frozen meals let you enjoy a delicious, nutritious meal whenever it’s best for you. Just heat and serve! Give us a call to inquire about how our frozen meals are available for you.
Cost of the Meal
Hot Meal: $7.00/ meal Frozen Meal: $5.00/ meal
Our volunteers are the most important ingredient in our program. They donate their time to deliver meals and to help with our program. They also devote their time in providing valuable social interaction by visiting with clients, checking to see that they are well, in addition to delivering smiles and laughter.
Who is cooking meals?
The meals will be catered by Points West Living Facility. We would like to thank Points West Living Facility management & staff for their enthusiasm to the Meals on Wheels Program.
What We Offer
Convenience – Meals are delivered directly to you, ready-to-eat or ready for the freezer. There’s no shopping, cooking or clean up.
Independence – With Meals on Wheels people can remain in their homes longer and enjoy more time with family and friends.
Safety – Meals are prepared following risk management standards, and we adhere to strict food safety and food handling practices.
Value – Clients will save on the cost of food, reduce the expense and diffi-culty of grocery shopping.
Social Interaction – Our volunteers do more than just deliver meals; they provide important social contact, as well as general well-being and safety checks.
Need More Information? Interested in what Meals on Wheels has to offer? Please call us for more information on menus, schedule and pricing. We also welcome inquiries from people who are interested in lending their time and talents as volunteers.
Town of Peace River—FCSS
Seniors Service Coordinator
Box 6600, 10008 100 Ave. Peace River, AB T8S 1S4