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Meals on Wheels

Food is a basic need, a life necessity.

What we eat or don’t eat affects our mental, emotional and physical well-being.   We offer three programs that are designed to help our clients to eat healthily, get proper nutrition and remain independent in their own homes.  

1. Meals on Wheels - Hot Meals Option

2. Meals on Wheels - Frozen Meals Option

3. Grocery Delivery Program 


Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels programs provide quality and affordable meals to seniors living alone, adults with disabilities who are unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves, or those being discharged from an area hospital with limited/no help available during their recovery.


Benefits of Our Meals on Wheels Programs

Our Meals on Wheels programs are more than a meal.  It also provides a social visit by one of our caring volunteers, a safety check for many who are isolated, ensuring that our clients are doing well on their own.

We can create an automatic meal delivery plan so that our clients do not have to remember to call in their order each time.

  All of our containers may be used to heat up meals later and we can accommodate several diet needs. 

Service options are flexible, you can receive Meals on Wheels on a short-term basis while you recuperate or on a long-term basis so that you can stay healthy by eating properly in your own home.  

  “I am thoroughly enjoying your meals. I was surprised at the variety. It is wonderful. Bless you, all. The meals have allowed Mom to stay in her home this past year," said Philip K., age 66, Meals on Wheels client

1. Hot Meals Option

How does butternut squash soup, BBQ chicken breast, roasted potato, mixed vegetable with herbs, onion and peppers with a roll and for dessert, apple crisp sound?

Our hot meals are prepared fresh in a professional kitchen and menus change seasonally.  They range from $9.00 to $10.00 each and include soup or salad, entrée, roll and dessert.  Our volunteers pick up their packed, insulated bags containing hot meals and deliver them to our client’s homes along a pre-planned route.   Our Hot Meals program is available in the following communities, click through the button for more information:



2. Frozen Meals Option

Offering a wide variety of meals, our frozen Meals on Wheels program is available throughout the City and County of Peterborough.  How does roast beef with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables sound?


 We have 58 frozen entrees to choose from, and all these meals come perfectly portioned and are easily heated up in the microwave in 5 to 7 minutes.   Frozen entrees cost $6.00, frozen soups and desserts are $3.00 each.   Our frozen meals are a nutritious and affordable way to stock up your freezer, making planning and preparing meals every day a breeze.

 Click here for the current Frozen Meals on Wheels Brochure  - (it gives you some description of each meal option)


Click here for Frozen Meals on Wheels Order Form             

 We also offer gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, controlled potassium and phosphorus, minced, pureed and thickened soups options to accommodate any special dietary needs.

    Click for Speciality Menu Frozen Meals


 Online Ordering Option  (currently only available in the City of Peterborough)

 We are pleased to offer online Meals on Wheels ordering for frozen meals for the City of Peterborough.  Please contact the Peterborough office for your password by calling 705-742-7067. 

Once you have your password and are registered to order online, we can deliver your frozen meal order within three business days (in the City of Peterborough only at this time) by using this online ordering form below:


Online Frozen Meals Ordering Form


For more information about our frozen Meals on Wheels program in your area:

Request Service

or contact:

  • Apsley (including communities throughout the Township of North Kawartha) - Call Katie at 705-656-4589 or email through this link
  • Buckhorn (including communities throughout the Township of Trent Lakes and the Curve Lake First Nation) - Call Caylea at 705-657-2171 or email through this link
  • City of Peterborough (including communities of Keene, Township of Otonbee and South Monaghan) - call 705-742-7067 or email through this link
  • Chemung (including communities of Ennismore, Bridgenorth and Selwyn Township) - Call Michelle at 705-292-8708 or email through this link
  • Havelock (including communities within the Township of Havelock - Belmont - Methuen) - Call Tammy at 705-778-7831 or email through this link
  • Lakefield (including communities within the Township of Douro-Dummer) - Call Lorri at 705-652-8655 or email through this link
  • Millbrook (including communities within the Township of Cavan - Monaghan, Township of Otonabee and South Monaghan, and Hiawatha First Nation) - Call Karen at 705-932-2011 or email through this link
  • Norwood (serving the communities within the Township of Asphodel - Norwood) - Call Rosemary at 705-639-5631 or email through this link



3. Grocery Services

Grocery shopping or delivery is available in most locations.

For more information:


Request Service