Fraser Health says Meals on Wheels clients will continue to be supported

Hope’s service is in jeopardy as finding provider becoming difficult

Those who rely on Meals on Wheels in Hope will be taken care of, says Fraser Health.

The Meals on Wheels program has had to announce it will be ending service soon, due to the lack of a food provider. There are just three people who currently use the program, which is partly funded through Fraser Health. They provide $5.50 per meal toward the costs.

A representative from the health authority responded to the news saying they will work with the current provider — Hope Community Services — to ensure clients continue to be supported. Community Services will continue providing the service into this month.

“Fraser Health has asked Hope Community Services to coordinate with us prior to the Meals on Wheels contract ending to ensure there is a solid transition plan in place,” they said.

READ MORE: End of the road for Meals on Wheels in Hope

“If a new provider cannot be found, Fraser Health will follow up with each client and recommend an alternate service. We will ensure our clients have food services,” they said.

Michele Thornhill, Hope Community Services executive director, recently told The Standard she is optimistic that another organization will consider taking up the reins and re-starting the program.


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