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You're invited!

On Thursday October 23rd, join us for our very special Tender Loving Care Kitchen Grand Opening! The event will run from 4pm – 7pm, with the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm.

This is the result of a 30 year dream and we can’t wait to show off what we’ve accomplished in the six short months since finding our new space at 61 Woolwich Street North in Breslau.

The Grand Opening will feature guided tours of our new building and kitchen space, as well as culinary treats from Chef Paula who works alongside staff and volunteers each day to bring nutritious and delicious meals to our clients!

We would like to know how many goodies to prepare, so please RSVP in advance though one of the options below:

On-line:      Eventbrite

By Phone:   Call Jessica at 519-772-8787 x 234

On behalf of the clients, volunteers and staff at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, we look forward to hosting you on October 23rd!

Souper Sampler celebrates 5th anniversary

Join us at Cambridge City Hall on Saturday, October 25th from 10am - 2pm as we celebrate the 5th Annual Souper Sampler! You can judge soups, sides and desserts alongside our panel of local celebrity judges. As in previous years, the event will have a Kids Corner with some very cool activities! Tickets are available for $5 at the door, and admission includes three samples. Additional samples can be purchased at a charge of $1 each with all proceeds going to CSC's programs and services in Cambridge. 

We want to thank all of our amazing vendors participating this year! They are Black Badger, Devlin's Country Bistro & CateringBeertownJack's Iron Griddle Cafe, ChartwellOntario Christian Gleaners, Kiwi, Zoup Cambridge, our very own Meals on Wheels chef, and returning champ The Bruce, who has taken home the best soup prize three out of the four years the event has run. Who will take home the prize this year? You'll have to come find out and don't forget to bring your own spoon to help us reduce waste!

If you or someone you know want to participate as a vendor, there's still time to join the fun! Contact Matthew at 519-772-8787 x 224 or email matthewt@cscmow.org for more information.

Red carpet photos from our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Thank you to all of our volunteers, we hope you had fun at the Cambridge Holiday Inn at our evening of recognition on September 25th. CSC's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is just one of the ways we thank our over 600 volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

To see the red carpet photos from the evening on Facebook, click here.
Thank you Crestina Photography for capturing the evening so well with your incredible photography. We also want to thank Chartwell, our Entertainment Sponsor, and Tim Louis for gracing us with his musical talent. Thank you to everyone who contributed a door prize including Valet Car Wash, Oil Changers, Loyalty Match, Sidi's Barber & Hairstyling, as well as numerous staff members. And thank you to Nom Nom Treats for making the delicious cookies!

#4theVolunteers update

We are so pleased to announce that our Indiegogo campaign raised $2,500 to go towards our brand new Volunteer Lounge and Training Space! Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign which is part of our larger $600,000 capital campaign! Whether you made a financial contribution or shared our volunteers' story on your social media channels, the value of your support cannot be understated. Getting the word out on what our volunteers do for our clients is valuable so thank you for believing in us and the work we do at CSC!

The Indiegogo campaign may be over but there are still ways you can help us close the gap on our $600,000 capital campaign! So far you have helped us raise $534,000 for our Meals on Wheels Dream Kitchen! You can make a financial contribution by calling our office at 519-772-8787 and asking for the Business Office or by contributing online. You can also support the campaign by ordering a copy of the 2015 Leejay Levene Calendar. Thank you in advance for your support!

Love food? Join our Dream Kitchen team!

If you love being in the kitchen then we have an exciting new volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for kitchen volunteers to be part of the very special team who prepare the nutritious, delicious meals for our clients. Under the supervision of a Dream Kitchen staff member who is certified in safe food handling, the kitchen volunteer will help out with various duties including washing, peeling, cutting and prepping food; doing dishes and light cleaning; and portioning salads or desserts.

There are 2 shifts volunteers can choose from. For the early risers we have a morning shift from 8am-10am and for those who appreciate a little extra shut eye we have an afternoon shift from 12:30pm-2:30pm. If you have a passion for food and helping others, then our Dream Kitchen team needs you! For more information, please call 519-772-8787 and ask for Jennifer, or email jenniferb@cscmow.org.

October is Community Support Services Month

October is a time to celebrate the many community support services across Ontario. During the month, different programs are highlighted to encourage people to learn more about them and to appreciate their importance in everyday life. For example, October 5th -11th is Meals on Wheels Week where we celebrate the volunteers who deliver a hot, nutritious meal to our clients in the comforts of their own home.
Community Support Connections - Meals on Wheels and More provides a range of supports and services that enable people to live at home with independence and dignity like Meals on Wheels, Community Dining, Friendly Visiting & Reassurance Calls, and Transportation services, just to name a few. We want to thank all of our volunteers, staff and community partners who share in our vision of a community where everyone feels at home - valued, connected and empowered.

For more information about the supports and services we provide, call us at 519-772-8787 or visit our website at http://communitysupportconnections.org/.
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