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New Directions Field Trips Details


   

Field Trip to Meals on Wheels in Aldergrove

 

On Tuesday, May 17 th the New Directions Aldergrove LINC 4/5 class, with Teacher Maureen, enjoyed a field trip to the new Meals on Wheels facility in the former Firehall Station at 2900 272nd Street.

Langley Meals on Wheels (LMOW), a non-profit organization was started 42 years ago and has a stellar
reputation of providing an important food service to the community.
Students were given a tour of the facility by Program Director Barb Stack, who detailed the scope of the
mission of Meals on Wheels from cooking meals in their expansive, new commercial kitchen to
delivering hot meals five days a week or frozen meals for persons who prefer to heat their own.
There is neither age restriction nor any discrimination to determine who receives the meals. They are for
anyone in the community who is in need of a meal. Anyone interested can look at the menu provided
online and make their meal selection.
Barb explained that LMOW has built garden boxes outside their front entrance to grow some of their
own produce with the possibility of using it as a teaching garden. LMOW also gleans produce from local
farms and receive donations from local grocery stores.
Also, the students learned about various volunteering opportunities from cooking and sealing the meals
to driving the meals and office work. Barb also described how to fill in the volunteer application online
and come to their facility for an interview. At this time there are over 100 volunteers working at Meals
on Wheels and delivering 120 meals on different routes per day!
Students were amazed at the productivity which they observed in the kitchen and the shelves laden
with dark-green thermal bags containing hot meals awaiting volunteer drivers to deliver the meals.
Future plans include a café with a computer station and workshops for skill building. LMOW welcomes
community partners to collaborate by offering classes after hours in the lobby or use the expansive
upstairs space for workshops.
More information is available at https://lmow.ca/