In order to provide our meal services, we strongly depend upon volunteers and partners within our community.
Meals are prepared in partnership with Beet 'N Boo's Bistro & Catering. We greatly appreciate their cooperation and support in keeping the cost of our meals at an affordable level.
Meals on Wheels values our partnership with the United Way of British Columbia. The support of the United Way BC has enabled us to continue to provide healthy and nourishing meals to shut-ins while also providing healthy social contact through our staff and volunteers.
Meals on Wheels' success can be attributed to the substantial financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, Valley First Credit Union West Kelowna, Paul Lee Family Foundation,Telus Employee Charitable Giving, Westside Elks #592, Interior Savings Credit Union, the City of Kelowna, Sunrise Rotary Club of Kelowna and our Friends of Meals on Wheels. Their contributions enable us to maintain very affordable products for our clients, many of whom have limited financial resources.
We sincerely appreciate and are pleased to acknowledge the assistance from the Federal Government Program of New Horizons for Seniors for our upgrading of our office and equipment. It is a pleasure to bring Volunteers and Clients into our premises and share our attractive and efficient space.
Other much appreciated partnerships include Bylands NurseryWestside who provide their premises as a transfer station for the hot meals for our volunteers; Interior Savings Credit Union West Kelowna who accepts the data envelopes from our volunteers; the Black Mountain Elementary School Grades 1 & 2 who annually bake wonderful cookies and pen beautiful comments in Valentine cards for our clients; the Brownies and Girl Guides; the Canadian Federation University Woman's Club who provide treats at Christmas & Easter for our clients; and Home Instead Senior Care who created the "Santa for a Senior Program" at Christmas time with London Drugs.
We also appreciate our media of the Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna Capital News, Shaw Cable and TANSI Communications & Media Group.
These partnerships prove that there is a wonderful and sincere desire within our community by individuals and corporations to better it by helping others.