A number of local organizations are getting together again for the 23 Days of Christmas Campaign for Lethbridge Meals on Wheels.
The annual Meals on Wheel's 23 Days of Christmas Campaign is underway again. There are roughly 2000 meals the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization delivers to people in need each December. Select People Solutions, Teamworks Career Centre, Teamworks Training Institute, Cupper’s Coffee and Tea, Urban Grocer, and Crazy Cakes have partnered to fully sponsor all meals in the month of December. Ryan Miller with Teamwork Training says things are going very well so far. He says they want to encourage individuals & businesses to become the “Honourary Chef for the Day” by sponsoring a full day of meals ($1,000). Miller notes Honourary Chefs also have the option to assist with delivering meals on their sponsored day. Over the past eight years, the campaign has raised over $150,000 for Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels has operated in Lethbridge since 1970 and has provided 80 to 100 hot and nutritious meals per day for members of the community who cannot provide for themselves. Now a part of the Lethbridge Senior Citizen Organization (LSCO), Meals on Wheels relies on local volunteers to assist with the delivery of the meals prepared daily in the LSCO’s kitchen. - Pat Siedlecki