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SEEKING YOUR PLASTIC BAGS

Meals-on-Wheels

Do you unwittingly, and unwantingly, collect plastic bags until they overflow under your sink or in your cupboards? Fret not; they can have a second and even a third life. During meal deliveries, we sometimes have to leave our fresh and delicious meals at our client’s doors, hanging in plastic bags. You see where this is going, eh? Please bring your extra plastic bags to the …

Project Imagination – a huge success!

Events, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

We recently had the pleasure of hosting an evening of art and conversation, in celebration of the work of George Harris, architect and member of our Meals-on-Wheels client community. This evening was titled Project Imagination and was the brainchild of the Roulant’s satellite student group – McGill Students for Santropol Roulant. In their own words: Project Imagination started out as …

It’s Sugar Shack time!

Events, Featured, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Join us for our annual intergenerational maple syrup feast during the day on April 19th at Érablière Charbonneau. There will be laughs, fresh air, and (hopefully) gorgeous sunshine to enjoy, only a 45 minute drive south of Montreal. We’re looking for volunteer support in the two following areas: BUDDIES : Meals-on-wheels clients joining us for the event will be paired with a …

Project Imagination – Architecture & Art Pop-Up Expo

Events, Meals-on-Wheels

McGill Students for Santropol Roulant, a student club associated with the Roulant, will be holding a special event on Thursday April 5th, from 6:00-9:00pm, with the goal of destigmatizing mental illness through art, self-expression and community. This will be an art expo launch party celebrating the work and achievements of George Harris. George is a Meals-on-Wheels client at Santropol Roulant who …

Centre de l’auto Beaumont – Our partners who keep us rolling!

Meals-on-Wheels

Since 2014, our friends at the Centre de l’auto Beaumont (newly affiliated with Monsieur Muffler) are our partners in transport. The management team – Jean Duchesneau, Jean-Pierre Brassard, Daniel Chassé, Ronald Vargas, as well as all of the auto mechanics, help us throughout the entire year to maintain one of our two meal delivery vehicles. Thanks to them, we can continue …

Thank you to our last corporate volunteers of 2017

Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Corporate

At the end of 2017, Santropol Roulant had the pleasure of welcoming 3 corporate volunteering groups who came in to help us with food preparation and meal deliveries for our Meals-on-Wheels program. 5 employees from Dream came in on two occasions to lend a hand in the kitchen, helping prepare shrimp linguine, vegetarian quiche, and all of the side dishes of …

The 2018 meals-on-wheels calendar is here!

Meals-on-Wheels

Introducing… The 2018 meals-on-wheels calendar! It provides clients with the daily meal listing for the entire year, with the aim of reinforcing their autonomy and helping them make dietary choices in line with their taste and needs. What’s cooking? Developed by the meals-on-wheels team, the 2018 menu includes 30 flavourful and nutritious meals, from favourites like chicken pot pie to new dishes …

Thank You for a Festive Holiday Brunch!

Events, Meals-on-Wheels

Last Thursday, Meals-on-Wheels clients, volunteers and staff came together to share a warm and festive moment at the Roulant during our annual holiday brunch. This year, more than 90 guests attended the event and proved once again that this is the most appreciated client event at the Roulant. (Photos below!) Guests gathered in the office, beautifully decorated by volunteers and …

Holiday Volunteering at the Roulant – A Great Way to Give Back

Food, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Santropol, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

The holidays are a special time when many wish to give back, and when the needs of organizations like the Roulant are the highest. At this time of year, isolated Meals-on-Wheels clients most relish Roulant meals and volunteers’ visits. If you are looking for a way to get involved in your community and give back over the holidays, come give …

Client Holiday Brunch – Seeking Volunteers

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

As the cold season arrives, we are getting ready to host the annual Holiday Brunch for our Meals-on-Wheels clients, on Thursday December 14th! This is by far the most popular event for our meals-on-wheels clients and a great opportunity to get to know them better as you share a traditional holiday meal (meat and vegetarian options available). You are welcome to sign-up for one …

Rounding out the agricultural season with a corporate coup de main

Agriculture, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Urban Agriculture, Volunteering - Corporate

Throughout August and September, we were fortunate to have the support of ANSYS within both our Meals-on-Wheels Program and Agriculture Program. Not only did they donate financially to support our activities and services, but they helped prepare, package, deliver, and even grow the food that we serve to our clients. In total, 12 employees came to lend a hand over …

Apple Picking Fun

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors

On a blue sky day last September, a group of 42 hungry Santropol Roulant community members (clients, volunteers, staff, donors and board members!) of all ages piled into cars and drove to Mont St-Grégoire for apple picking. Participants sipped apple cider and dined on cheese crepes and waffles. Lunch was followed by a tractor tour of the orchard. Clients and volunteers marvelled …