Thank You For Helping Us Build Our New Home
In March 2014, we announced the launch of a $600,000 capital campaign to help us build our very own Tender Loving Care Kitchen. A year later, we have reached that goal and have opened the doors to a facility where we can accept fresh, local food donations and invite volunteers into the kitchen resulting in a more sustainable program for the future.
Our clients tell us they are simply delighted with the food. They are enjoying the increased meal variety, appreciate a later cancellation time for meal delivery, and love the options in the cardiac diet. But among all of the positive feedback we have received so far, one story in particular stands out.
We received a letter from the daughter of one of our clients, in which she expressed her thanks for the Meals on Wheels program and even attributed the program to saving her mother’s life. After just six weeks of receiving meals, she watched her mother’s health noticeably improve leading to a greater quality of life.
Read the full story below:
“I want to let you know how thankful I am for the Meals on Wheels programme. My mom has been receiving meals for approximately 6 weeks and it has literally saved her life!
For the last couple of years her brain does not register hunger anymore. Because she didn’t feel hungry, she assumed she had eaten. This led her to sleeping more and more, shakiness, and a ‘foggy’ mind.
We convinced her to try the programme. She was very hesitant because she was afraid she wouldn’t like the food. The serving sizes are perfect. She eats the whole thing and feels good about that.
She has discovered that if someone cooks it and presents it – she will eat it. Because she is now eating regularly she finds that she also wants to eat at other times of the day too! She was down to 97 pounds and has put on two pounds already. She walks without her walker in the house. The shakiness is gone and so is the ‘foggy’ brain. She is much more alert and even her eyes are much brighter.
I told my daughter that when the time comes…sign me up!!
Thank you again!”
This location is already enabling CSC to:
• Respond more quickly to changes in client needs and provide more flexibility to accommodate individual nutritional requirements;
• Leverage charitable donations of food to contain costs while maintaining quality;
• Respond to volunteer requests to help with food preparation;
• Provide training and re-training opportunities for youth and others; and
• Continue to respond to changing community needs.
If you are interested in contributing to our ongoing efforts whether through volunteering your time and skills, or by making a financial contribution, please have an English speaking person contact Rosalind at 519-772-8787 x 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Independence – $100,000+
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Community Support Connections Foundation
Respect – $25,000 – $49,000
Strassburger Windows and Doors
Integrity – $10,000 – $24,999
Leejay Levene Calendar Project
Grand River Contracting Inc.
Machelle and Tony Denison
The Kitchener & Waterloo Community Foundation, Harold & Gloria Chapman Family Fund, The Hilde English Memorial Fund, Alex & Trish Brown, Westfall & Hill Family Fund, George Cluthe Fund
Courage – $5,000 – $9,999
Frank and Nancy Mensink
Rotary Club of Kitchener-Westmount
Reverend Carl Wagner
The Helmut and Margaret Oberlander foundation
Community – $1,000 – $4,999
Larry and Monica Himmelman
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation Waterloo Region International Plowing Match 1995 and 2012 Fund
Gary H. Attack Financial Planning Inc.
Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council 5135
Ryan & Jessica Bayne
Chris and Karen Bateman
Karl and Judy Kaufman
Dale Howatt and Greg Kelly
Sylvia and Adolph Prachar
Jack and Merelle Garramone
Veronica and Jamie Michael
Ernst & Young LLP
Takmarkhum Properties Ltd.
Woodside Industrial Centre
Compassion – $500 – $999
Stephanie Ellens-Clark and Jon Clark
William and Doreen Motz
Thank you to our Indiegogo campaign contributors!
Mrs. Barbara W Neibert
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