Meals on Wheels Receives Generous Donation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several days, the effects of COVID-19 have been felt throughout our community. Our team at the Better Bite Community Kitchen have been working diligently to implement a complete overhaul of our program – new policies, procedures, and safety measures to make sure everyone we work with and serve stays safe and healthy.

Most importantly, we continue our commitment to providing affordable, nutritious meals to individuals among the Cape Breton community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. With everyone encouraged to practice social distancing and remain at home, New Dawn Meals on Wheels has gained over 30 new clients in the past week alone.

Our Meals on Wheels program relies heavily on volunteers and support from community partners. With the sudden growth in clientele comes an increased need for ingredients to prepare the additional meals.

Thankfully for us, Daniel’s Alehouse and Eatery made a generous donation of fresh produce. This donation helped us prepare meals for over 180 clients in Sydney and surrounding areas.

“It just goes to show that even in a time of crisis, businesses in the CBRM are still willing to lend a hand,” says Claire Turpin, Manager, New Dawn Meals on Wheels. “We are so thankful for their [Daniel’s Alehouse and Eatery] donation and ongoing support.”

Our priority is to continue to deliver our essential services while helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will be updating policies and procedures based on provincial and municipal recommendations.

New Dawn Meals on Wheels

New Dawn Meals on Wheels is a charitable, volunteer-driven program. We are committed to fostering independence and quality of life by providing affordable nutrition services. Each year, New Dawn Meals on Wheels provides over 9,000 hot and nutritious meals to people in our community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. All meals are delivered to the doorsteps by a team of friendly and dedicated volunteers.

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