Surrey-North Delta Meals on Wheels is a volunteer community service that provides nutritious meals Monday to Friday to anyone who, by reason of age, physical or mental handicap or illness, cannot prepare adequate meals for themselves. Surrey/North Delta Meals on Wheels has been serving the community since 1970. Nearly 100 people – seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals and people recuperating from surgeries – rely on Meals on Wheels to deliver fresh meals each weekday. With an aging population, demand for the service is expected to continue. Last year our volunteer drivers delivered over 24,000 meals and bagged lunches to our clients! In addition to providing a fresh nutritious meal, our volunteers also offer the comfort and reassurance of a daily informal visit and check-in on the safety and well-being of all our meal recipients.
Since Covid-19 has left many of the elderly and immune comprised isolated in their homes, there has been a greater need of our service. Many are struggling with food and financial securities at this time and we would like to continue providing them with nutritious meals while they remain safe and healthy in their homes. Currently, we are operating at a deficit and may face closure due to rising food and operational costs, lack of funding and being unable to provide an affordable option for those struggling with food and financial insecurities.