Meals on Wheels seniors program in need of volunteers

Sylvan Lake Lodge’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver food to seniors.

Meals on Wheels provides seniors with a proper meal of meat

Meals on Wheels provides seniors with a proper meal of meat

Sylvan Lake Lodge’s Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver food to seniors.

Many of the program’s volunteers travel south for the winter, leaving the program short-handed during that time, according to Lodge dietary co-ordinator Wanda Dahlgren.

The program has been running for the past 25 years, and sees senior clients charged $6.50 a day for meals with meat, potatoes, vegetables and soup.

“Were trying to keep that cost low for people who can’t go out and get a proper meal,” said Dahlgren.

Volunteers are required to have a valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle, as they’re responsible for picking up food from the Lodge and delivering it to clients.

“We need one driver for one week and it takes a good hour to deliver meals,” said Dahlgren. “We need committed drivers to volunteer once a month or once every other month.”

For more information on how to volunteer, contact Dahlgren at 403-887-2555.