Meals on Wheels president Lorraine Hoy with a nutritious dinner ready to go. Twenty-five seniors receive Meals on Wheels every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and pay $6 a meal. (Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke’s Meals on Wheels needs cooks

Group serves nutritious meals to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents

Getting healthy nutritious meals to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents is a worthy cause, but cooks for Meals on Wheels are in short supply.

There’s no danger of the community program shutting down, but Meals on Wheels president Lorraine Hoy said if more volunteers don’t step forward her organization may be forced to reduce delivery days to two days a week, from three.

“If we can get cooks we’ll be OK,” she said.

Meals on Wheels has about 50 volunteers. Most volunteers work in the kitchen, prepare food and shop. They’re asked to donate two days a month to the program. There is also a team of drivers.

Twenty-five seniors receive Meals on Wheels every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and pay $6 a meal.

Most of the volunteers have been involved with the program for more than 10 years, said Hoy, adding she joined the organization 13 years ago and has been president for the last two.

“It’s a wonderful group of people to work with, but we just need a few more people,” she said.

To volunteer or to get more information, please call May at 250-642-4973 or Lorraine at 250-642-5003.

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