LETTERS: Volunteers braved snow and cold to deliver hot meals


I would like to publicly thank our valiant teams of Meals On Wheels volunteers for steadfastly getting hot meals delivered all three delivery days per week during our snow-filled weather.

We have a different team for each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but during difficult times, we all come together with some people driving/delivering all three days.

Some of us have vehicles better suited to negotiating unplowed streets and, shoulders to the wheel, just kept going.

One lady fell between her car and the doorway, but picked herself up and continued, regardless.

Our clients were very patient with the delays caused by the conditions when our usual one-and-a-half hour delivery time sometimes continued to two-and-a-half hours.

Our delivery area runs from 0 Avenue to 40 Avenue and Crescent Beach to streets in the high 180s, with many “nooks and crannies” in between.

Ideally, this area is divided into eight routes, so that no one is over whelmed with too many meals, but unfortunate weather combined with winter colds can make things a little challenging.

The snow will go.

The dedication of our volunteers will remain.

And we always have room for more caring, community-minded, cheerful people to join our teams, with training provided, and some great camaraderie just waiting to be shared.

Just call Pat at 604-541-6321.

Pat Patton, White Rock

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