March 2020 by the numbers

New Dawn Meals on Wheels responds to increase in demand, continues to offer essential services during current State of Emergency.

It has become imperative for seniors and the immune-compromised to stay home as much as possible. We know that the risks associated with COVID-19 increase with age. Cape Breton has an older population and a particularly vulnerable health care system. It is so important that we do whatever we can to help seniors stay home and healthy.

New Dawn Meals on Wheels is needed now more than ever, as evidenced by the increased demand for our services during March. We only expect the need to grow — and are expanding our services to respond to the urgent demand. Here are some of the numbers that reflect this new reality.

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Kathleen Whelan
Coordinator, New Dawn Meals on Wheels
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New Dawn Meals on Wheels is a charitable organization and we rely on donations to help ensure the delivery of our services year-round. If you would like to make a donation to the program, to help us continue to offer these services which are needed now more than ever, you can donate online by secure giving through