A group of Meals on Wheels clients in Mississauga had lunch served to them today by a new volunteer with a familiar face: Mayor Hazel McCallion.
She was learning first-hand what it’s like to be a Canadian Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteer. McCallion, along with mayors from several other Ontario communities, are participating in an initiative this week called Mayors for Meals to help raise awareness about this important program in the community.
And like McCallion, the rest of the mayors aren’t just standing by and observing. They are jumping right in and helping our volunteers to pack up meals and deliver them – some right to the client’s door!
Our Meals on Wheels programs wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our volunteers. Last year, volunteers delivered 289,173 meals in Ontario.
Mayor Chris Friel from Brantford
Mayor Rick Goldring from Burlington
Mayor Sandra Cooper from Collingwood
Mayor Hazel McCallion from Mississauga
Mayor Victor Mitchell from Moosonee
Mayor Mike Bradley from Sarnia
Mayor Linda Nowicki from Wawa
Check out pics from the events!
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion chats with a Meals on Wheels volunteer
Meals on Wheels client in Mississauga receives a meal from Mayor Hazel McCallion
Meals on Wheels client Peggy Nauman with Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring
Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring delivers a meal to client John Gascho
Moosonee Mayor Victor Mitchell, Karen McComb and Maggie Solomon organize meals for distribution at seniors resdience. Photo credit: Paul Lantz
Moosonee Mayor Victor Mitchell delivers a meal to Maude Tyrer. Photo credit: Paul Lantz