Signup for Meals on Wheels

Are you (or a loved one) recovering from a recent hospital stay? Do you (or your loved one) find grocery shopping or meal preparation to be increasingly difficult? Do you worry that your loved one is not eating properly? We can help!

Program Details

We provide delicious, healthy meals to individuals in the CBRM who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

  • No referral process
  • No age or income restriction
  • Affordable / income-based sliding scale

Sydney & Area

We deliver to residents in:

  • Sydney
  • Sydney River
  • Westmount
  • Coxheath
  • Ashby
  • Whitney Pier

Delivered Weekdays

Meals are delivered Monday to Friday by a team of trustworthy volunteers — who also provide regular social contact and a friendly face.

Outside Sydney?

To find a Meals on Wheels outside Sydney & Area, please visit: mealsonwheelsnovascotia.ca

How to sign up

To register yourself, or a loved one, for New Dawn Meals on Wheels, please contact:

Kathleen Whelan
Coordinator, New Dawn Meals on Wheels
902-562-1245
[email protected]

170 George Street, Sydney NS
Monday–Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Menu

All meals are cardiac-friendly and diabetic-friendly, overseen by a Registered Dietician, and prepared in a licensed kitchen.

Preview our 6-week rotating menu

Our Impact

New Dawn Meals on Wheels is a charitable, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization committed to fostering independence and quality of life.

Each year, we provide 20,000 hot and nutritious meals to people in our community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. All meals are delivered to the doorstep by a team of friendly and dedicated volunteers.

Research shows that healthy eating promotes not only physical health but general wellbeing. It reduces the risk for chronic diseases at older ages, and to leads to increased autonomy.

More than meals

In addition to the benefits of regular nutritious meals, New Dawn Meals on Wheels also provides:

  • Frequent social contact and interaction with our volunteers.
  • An opportunity to maintain and regain independence at home.
  • Relief to primary caregivers who, rather than preparing meals, can attend to other tasks or take time for themselves.
  • Comfort for non-live-in family and friends, knowing their loved ones are provided with regular nutritious meals and a caring connection.
  • A sense of well-being knowing that our community is working together to ensure that our seniors are well cared for.