|Store Type |||Community Services|
|Neighbourhood |||Burnaby/New Westminster|
|Getting There |||Skytrain - Holdom|
|Cross Street |||Albert Street|
|Office: Mon-Fri: 9AM-4PM Delivery Days: Mon, Wed & Fri: Between 11AM & 1PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2009
For those who might have found themselves in need of a little helping hand, whether due to illness, surgery, or a change in employment status, the Burnaby Meals on Wheels program delivers hot and frozen meals to those who may not be able to provide for themselves. The service also provides community interaction with those who are unable to leave their homes. It is both a therapeutic and a preventive health measure. Clients can take comfort in the fact that someone will be checking in with them often and will react quickly in emergency situations.
Information to help
The Burnaby Information and Community Services Society has the information and practises in place to help in almost any circumstance. They maintain contact information and details on programs that are available to assist with a whole range of issues. Thousands are helped each year with this invaluable community resource. They can direct people to the food bank, help obtain counseling and help new immigrants find available programs and courses. There is also help for women in abusive situations. The Society understands the diverse needs of the community and is always ready to lend a helping hand.
Volunteers always welcome
The Society fulfills a valuable need and there are a variety of ways to help out. Supporting the Christmas Bureau is one way. The Society provides financially strapped families with gift certificates for food and toys. Donations are a big help in ensuring thousands are reached each year. The Society also operates a summer camp program that subsidizes those who would not normally be able to take part.