BC Meals is a food delivery program for people needing short-term assistance for up to two weeks. Meals may be needed due to illness, recovering from surgery, a death in the family or other extenuating circumstances. The purpose of the program is to allow individuals to maintain healthy nutritional standards and to meet dietary needs.
Meals can be provided through one of the following programs:
- Store-to-Door – Online ordering of grocery store items with delivery to the home through the BC Rides program.
- Meal Train – Meal preparation by volunteers with home delivery.
- Home Delivery – Delivery of meals prepared by the Big Canoe Clubhouse with delivery through the BC Rides program.
The eligibility requirements to receive BC Meals services may include:
- The client should be essentially homebound, meaning that the client’s absences from the home are infrequent and require considerable assistance of another person.
- The client should be compromised with respect to personal care, mobility, meal preparation, or transportation for medical reasons.
- The client may be experiencing a personal loss, such as the death of a family member living with the client, or may be recovering from an operation or extended hospital stay.
- Client must sign the BC Rides and BC Meals Service Agreement.
How to Request Services
Services can be requested by phone or e-mail.
- Call the Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative helpline at (706) 268-3334 between the following hours:
Monday – Thursday 6:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know the services needed.
Once your request is received the Wellness Collaborative Info team will contact you to coordinate services.