Organization: Caledon Meals on Wheels
Grant Amount: $1500
Getting the Boost: Subsidized Meal & Grocery Program
Who it Helps: Seniors and people with disabilities in Dufferin County

Who can honestly say that their life has gone just like they planned? Charlie was happily enjoying his retirement years, living on his own in a seniors’ building in Orangeville, and driving around town to get whatever he needed. This suddenly ended when Charlie had a stroke that left him with cognitive and physical impairments, unable to drive. While he was recovering at home, Charlie’s neighbours worried that he wasn’t getting the food that he needed, and felt that a hot meal delivered to his door each day would help.  At first Charlie was hesitant, he was already struggling to pay for his medical and homecare expenses. But after speaking with someone at Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW), he applied for the subsidy program to help cover the cost of his meals. 

The grant was made possible by sponsor by Jacelyn Alphonso and Monica Bond of Hometown Realty

Photo: Patty Pouw delivers nutritious meals to Orangeville seniors every Friday as part of a Caledon Meals on Wheels volunteer team from R.J. Burnside.

Read the news release here.