March 29, 2022
The Town of Halton Hills helps raise awareness for Links2Care’s Meals Programs and the needs of local seniors and adults with disabilities
Links2Care Meals Programs held a special delivery on Friday, March 25, 2022 with the help of special guests, Acting Town of Halton Hills Mayor, Mike Albano and Links2Care CEO, Lisa Brading, in celebration of March for Meals 2022 Community Champions Week. Across the province this week, Meals on Wheels programs have enlisted elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent figures to deliver meals safely, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.
“In the last couple of year, we have experienced a steady increase in the demand for our services in Halton Hills,” said Links2Care Community Services Manager, Lynn Bestari. “We have been in awe of the outpouring of support, especially during our recent Coldest Night of the Year walkathon fundraiser, but there’s still much we can do to ensure everyone in need can benefit from being well-nourished and more connected to our community through this challenging time and beyond.”
The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates a provincial nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across Ontario have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
Since the start of the pandemic, Meals on Wheels has provided over 3.6 million meals to over 52,000 Ontarians, most of them seniors. These services have proven crucial in reducing food insecurity, social anxiety and isolation during COVID-19. Thanks to OCSA funding, participating Meals on Wheels agencies have been able to increase their meal delivery capacity. This essential community program has served as a lifeline and helped to keep seniors, and those in need, safe and healthy at home in these difficult times.”
For more information on how you can volunteer, donate or speak out for the seniors in Halton Hills, visit www.links2care.ca, email [email protected], or call 905-873-6502. Currently, we are particularly in need of volunteer drivers in the Acton area to help out any weekday(s) between 11am-1pm.