What is the “Sponsor a Senior” Program?
Our Sponsor a Senior Program has been designed to help the most vulnerable members of our community receive the fresh, nutritious meals they need but can’t afford!
Surrey-North Delta Meals on Wheels provides and delivers these meals, Monday to Friday, to those who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves. Many of the residents in our catchments who require our service – seniors, disabled, immunocompromised and others – cannot afford our meals and are in need of help from the community. Most of these vulnerable residents are living on pensions, disability and other low incomes and are having to choose whether to put a roof over their head or food in their stomachs due to inflation and high rent costs.
With this program, we make it easy for you to help one (or more) vulnerable members of our community receive these meals!
How does the “Sponsor a Senior” program work?
It’s easy to become a sponsor!
1. Call the office at 778-590-1433 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register to become a sponsor. (we will take your name, phone number and address and ask for your level of commitment)
2. We will match you with a vulnerable member of your community* (you may remain anonymous) or you may sponsor someone you know. Matches will be based on your commitment level and the priority level of the client.
3. We require a commitment of covering a portion of 50% or more of their monthly invoice for a minimum of 6 months!
4. Or DONATE TODAY in support of this program if you are unable to make a commitment to Sponsorship. A donation of $210.50 can feed one client 5 meals a week for a whole month without any cost to the client! Donations can be made by mailing a cheque, email e-transfer or by credit card – click the Donate Now button.
*All donations to this fund will be used only to help a senior or other vulnerable member of our community receive the nutritious meals they need but cannot afford.
How much will it cost to “Sponsor a Senior”?
The cost of sponsoring will depend on the amount of meals the client requires each week and the amount of days in the month. Below are approximate monthly costs of sponsoring based on the amount of meals the client receives per week…
50% of a client’s invoice:
3meals per week $68.25 3meals & 3lunches – $100.75
5meals per week – $110.25 5meals & 5lunches –$162.75
7meals per week – $162.75 7meals & 7lunches – $240.25
75% of a client’s invoice:
3meals per week – $102.38 3meals & 3lunches – $151.13
5meals per week – $165.38 5meals & 5lunches – $244.13
7meals per week – $244.50 7meals & 7lunches – $360.38
100% of a client’s invoice:
3meals per week – $136.50 3meals & 3lunches – $201.50
5meals per week – $220.50 5meals & 5lunches – $325.50
7meals per week – $325.50 7meals & 7lunches – $480.50
Thank you for you consideration and support to this program, it is greatly appreciated!
*Anyone is eligible to become a sponsor whether you are an individual with extra funds, a business looking to give back to the community, or a group of coworkers, friends or family! All sponsors will be issued a tax receipt for your contributions! (Feature on our website and social media may also be possible)