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MEALS ON WHEELS

Who can benefit?

Qualifying residents of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge who enjoy fresh meals and are interested in maintaining or increasing their nutrition and healthy eating habits.

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A plate full of food

Service Overview

Let us do the cooking! Receive the comfort of a hot, fresh, nutritious meal prepared by our Red Seal Chefs in our own fully inspected kitchen, delivered by a friendly volunteer. Or, enjoy frozen meals, delivered in bulk to give you greater flexibility.

Service Details

Meals are delivered weekdays over lunch by a trained volunteer who also provides a safety check. If we can’t reach you, we will follow up with a loved one to ensure your well being. To start your meal deliveries, simply call our office to arrange a convenient intake appointment. We will set you up on a delivery schedule based on your needs, taking into account your dietary restrictions and preferences wherever possible. You can order the full meal, including the entree, soup and dessert or the entree only depending on your need, appetite and budget.

Hot Meals


Frozen Meals

Delivery options are available in Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries, and Waterloo. 

There are fees for this service. Please see the fees page for pricing information.

A bearded man serving food in a professional kitchen
A seated older man enjoying a meal at his home

All the meals are so very nice. They’re so well prepared. It makes me feel like I want to eat them. The soups are out of this world, I can’t expect more. And the desserts are gorgeous.

FRED

Client: Meals on Wheels

FAQ

  • What time are meals delivered, and if I’m not home what will happen to the meal?

Our meals are delivered at any time between 11am-1pm Monday to Friday. If you are not home to receive the meal the volunteer will bring the meal back to the office, at which time we will start phoning your emergency contacts to make them aware of your absence and have them check in on you. Meals must always be left in a refrigerated environment, so if requested we can put the meal in your fridge if the door is unlocked or we can deliver the meal to a next door neighbour but we cannot leave food outside.

  • How do I choose which meal I will receive?

We have 2 meal options, frozen meals that must be cooked or hot meals that are ready to eat. For the frozen meals we have a pamphlet listing the options that are available (linked above), simply call the office with your choices and we can have those delivered on a day that suits your schedule. For the hot meals, we make one meal per day that we send to clients, according to a 4 week rotating menu. If you let us know about things you do not like to eat, for example if you don’t eat fish, we will make sure we send you something different on a day we are serving fish. You can also find our hot meal menu here online (linked above).

  • How do I pay for the meals?

You will be billed monthly. You can send in a cheque with one of our Meals on Wheels volunteers, set up for automatic withdrawal or call the finance department at 519-772-8787 ext 207 to pay with a credit card or e-transfer. 

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