Oakville Meals on Wheels (OMoW) is a registered charity providing healthy meals, along with social interaction for seniors and vulnerable residents in Oakville. We are pleased to announce our participation in the annual March for Meals campaign. March for Meals celebrates the impact meals on wheels programs has across North America, raises awareness about the local need and promotes community engagement.
“Many great things are happening throughout March at OMoW. As our organization is almost entirely community funded, our Let’s Do Lunch! fundraising campaign will offer the opportunity for Oakville residents to participate in making an impact in their community” says Steve Kelly, Chair of OMoW’s Board of Directors. OMoW will also be running their annual Easter fundraiser with Purdys during March, and Community Champions Week (March 20-24) will feature local dignitaries taking part in delivering meals to clients to promote community engagement.
“Follow our social channels to hear about all the great things going on in the community throughout the month, and help us raise awareness by sharing our message on your own social media platforms” says Michelle Nichols, Director of Client Services at OMoW. “New this year, we will be launching our How Do You Do Lunch? social media campaign – a fun challenge encouraging people to share the unique ways in which they spend their lunchtime, and to encourage them to donate the equivalent of the cost of their lunch meal – an easy way for community members to take part in the March for Meals movement”. More information will be available on this page and on our social channels as March progresses.
Access to healthy, nutritious meals is critical to the independence of isolated seniors and vulnerable community members. Oakville Meals on Wheels volunteers perform a wellness check in addition to meal delivery to ensure clients are safe and thriving. Over 85% of recipients across the province are age 65 and older.
To donate, visit: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/M4M. To take part in the Purdys fundraiser, visit: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1313823-103838. For more information on OMoW, visit: https://oakvillemealsonwheels.com.