On average, the Meals2U program serves 50-60 households per week, providing up to 5 meals per household. At the height of the pandemic, Meals2U was operating 5 days a week – meaning food was being delivered from Monday through Friday. This year, however, Meals2U operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 2pm only, to make the program more manageable for the kitchen staff and volunteers.
Meals are prepared out of the 5n2 kitchen by the kitchen staff and volunteers, and are then portioned out to individual servings and sent off with one of 20 volunteer delivery drivers. Food from the 5n2 community garden gets used to make meals depending on availability/abundance of the garden’s harvest.
Clients who are unable to access the website can call in to 5n2, where a staff member or volunteer will fill out the virtual form on their behalf. Each time a client wants to request a meal from Meals2U, they will need to fill out a new form. This service is restricted to residents of Scarborough only, with the exact boundaries visible on the map below.