Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. We are fundraising to begin to restart other priority programs, including Child, Youth and Family programs. Current programs include: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy, Seniors Advocacy, Counselling Referral, Seniors Grocery Shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), Homeless Prevention Program,  Income Tax program, and Recreation Assistance for Children and Youth. 

SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information.

The SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Qualicum Commons location remains closed. If possible, please call before coming to the Parksville Centre. 

Volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas, and we are not able to recruit, screen or take on new volunteers at this time. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093.

Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Meals on Wheels

Posted in Adult & Seniors Programs

Nutritious meals delivered to your door

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program supports health and independence by delivering hot, nutritious meals to your door.
Meals are prepared at Arrowsmith Lodge and delivered at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Examples of who can access Meals on Wheels:
• Caregivers enjoy a much needed break
• House-bound clients enjoy contact with volunteer drivers
• Residents who are unable to cook for themselves
• Residents who are concerned about their nutrition
• Residents recovering from surgery
• Postnatal women

Cost is $7.50 per meal.

*(Department of Veteran Affairs subsidy may be available)

Click here to view a current Meals on Wheels brochure.

Click here to view the Meals on Wheels Menus (updated Winter 2020)

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 225.

The program is run out of the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville, at 245 West Hirst Ave.

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