Business & Community Engagement

Are you a local business or organization that wants to be more involved in building a healthy and vibrant HRM community? If so, Halifax Meals on Wheels may be the perfect fit for you!

WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?

  • Because: Food insecurity is a very real thing for 29% of Nova Scotia residents
  • Because: Halifax has the highest rate of food insecurity among ALL Canadian Municipalities
  • Because: Over 23,000 people used food banks in HRM in 2023 and an additional 94,000 meals were served through soup kitchens and meal programs
  • Because: Child Poverty rose by an alarming 11% alone in 2023.
  • Because: Halifax Meals on Wheels has seen our yearly deliveries grow from 14,000 in 2021, to over 17,000 in 2023, to a projected 25,000 for 2024.
  • Because: As the demand for our services has increased, so have the challenges and costs of providing a reliable meal service for those needing our assistance.

In addition to our Corporate Sponsorship package (contact us to request a sponsorship package), we have several other support programs available, and one is sure to be a perfect fit for your organization!

 

ADOPT A ROUTE

This program provides an excellent way for companies and organizations to engage with the community and provide numerous benefits to you as well! Just two hours a week of employee volunteer time can:

  • Improve performance, increase job satisfaction and encourage teamwork.
  • Appeal to socially conscious employees and consumers while helping offset the rising issue of food insecurity.
  • Employee volunteerism has a strong impact on increasing company awareness and growing community partnerships.
  • Employees are, more than ever, interested in working for companies that care about their communities.
  • Doing good and giving back feels good for all involved.

This provides an “Everybody Wins” situation! You win, your employees win, Halifax Meals on Wheels wins, and most importantly our vulnerable clients win!

Our meals are delivered Monday to Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm. Delivery routes consist of 10-15 stops, and take 1 ½ - 2 hours. Flexible routes are available!

 

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

The Business of the Month support initiative gives the opportunity for participating businesses to provide a donation for each service or product that they sell during a specific month. No matter what kind of product or service you provide you can help us help others!

 

During the month of April for example the Armview Restaurant donated $445.00 from Monday coffee proceeds!

 

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IN KIND DONATIONS

In kind contributions can play a crucial role in our success! Various good and services for food products and beverages, from gas cards to gift cards to advertising, printing and parking can all assist us in our goal to help those in need!  

Perhaps you’d like to contribute to our Santa to a Senior Program which allows Halifax Meals on Wheels offers free holiday meals and gifts to all our clients.

For additional information or to discuss how your organization can become involved please contact us at:

hfxmealsonwheels@outlook.com

902 429 4299