The organization has received several phone calls in recent days from concerned residents who have been approached by an individual who is collecting donations at the door. In some of the cases, the individual has stated that they are collecting donations for Meals on Wheels on behalf of an organization based in Toronto.
The Cornwall Community Police Service offers the following tips for homeowners when dealing with door-to-door solicitors:
· Ask the individual to see their identification.
· Never let anyone in your home.
· Don’t get pressured into providing money.
· Do not provide any credit card numbers or bank account information.
The Cornwall Meals on Wheels program receives funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the United Way of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the City of Cornwall and individual donations. Those wishing to make a donation to Meals on Wheels are asked to call the United Way at (613) 932-2051 or directly at the Meals on Wheels program provided by the Glen Stor Dun Lodge at (613) 933-3384.