Red Deer County residents in self-isolation can get some help with meals under a new program.
The Rural Frozen Meal Delivery Program is now available to residents of the county, Bowden, Delburne, Elnora and Penhold.
Meals are being delivered weekly to individuals and families in need as a result of self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic through the program offered through Red Deer and District Community Support Services. All meals are provided at cost, with free delivery directly to residents on a weekly basis.
“The program fills an important need in rural communities where meal delivery is not always an easy option,” said county community services manager Jo-Ann Symington.
Interested individuals fill out and submit an application form about their delivery. Applications are reviewed to determine address, phone number, and any special instructions about the delivery, said Symington. Staff will then contact the individual to notify them that the delivery will be arriving.
Meals are commercially prepared and follow the Canada Food Guide. Both individual and family meals are available, with a wide range of options.