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Halifax gets new meal delivery service ahead of National Seniors Day

For the first time ever, seniors in Halifax can order the popular home delivery meal service from Heart To Home Meals currently operating across 16 franchise territories in Ontario and Alberta. With the belief that life should get easier as you age, Heart To Home Meals delivers convenient, nutritious, and delicious frozen meals and desserts directly to your door. Their friendly delivery drivers will even put them in the freezer for you if you wish! It’s easy to order online or by phone, and there are no contracts or commitments.

“Our goal is to make life easier for seniors choosing to live independently in the comfort of their own home,” said Wayne Miller, the new Halifax franchise co-owner. “With the Heart To Home Meals service, seniors will find the convenience and quality of our food to be unbeatable.”

With Nova Scotia having one of the highest percentages of seniors in Canada, this service is expected to grow in popularity rather quickly. “There have been several inquiries over the last year asking when we will be expanding to the East Coast. We’re happy to say that time has finally come”, said Pedro Santos, Heart To Home Meals’ Franchise Development Manager.

Along with nutritious food, Heart to Home Meals’ customers enjoy getting to know their friendly delivery drivers who tend to have their respective delivery routes—often seeing the same faces week after week. Naturally, these repeat touchpoints have the potential to foster some great friendships. “It’s not uncommon for our drivers and franchisees to receive Christmas cards, and I think that’s so special. It definitely sheds some light on how amazing our team members are and how much our service is appreciated”, said Pedro.

Two years ago, Wayne and Lisa Miller were Heart to Home Meals customers themselves, ordering food for Lisa’s parents living just outside Toronto. They travelled to Halifax to attend a wedding and fell in love with the beauty and lifestyle of the city (so much so that they decided to move there!) Wayne, Lisa, and her parents now call Halifax home.

Upon discovery that there were no Heart to Home Meals franchises here, they jumped at the opportunity of opening a franchise of their very own.

“Heart To Home Meals solved the biggest challenge of ensuring my parents had healthy meals without having to cook for themselves. We loved the quality and variety of food that catered to special dietary needs,” said Lisa Miller, co-owner of the new franchise.

“The addition of Halifax to our franchise network is a great opportunity for growth,” said Nigel Richards, President of Heart To Home Meals. “Consumer interest in our service is growing and the addition of the new team means we can better service the province’s 100,000+ seniors who are over 70 years old.”

Companies catering to the needs of seniors will see increased demand in the coming years. According to Statistics Canada, seniors will account for approximately 25 per cent of the Canadian population by 2031, making them the fastest growing demographic.

About Heart to Home Meals:
Heart To Home Meals has created a service with seniors’ lifestyle, tastes and nutrition in mind. Their menu is updated twice a year and includes a wide variety of entrées including beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian and breakfast options. There are also several soups and desserts to choose from. Their diet coding system was created to help customers choose the meals that meet their dietary needs for high protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and/or no added sugar. In addition to providing standard-sized meals, they also offer mini versions for smaller appetites, hearty versions, a range of minced or pureed meals as well as meals that have controlled levels of potassium and phosphorus. There really is something for everyone!

With Heart To Home Meals, you can always count on:

  • Delicious food
  • Nutritious ingredients
  • Friendly and trusted service
  • Easy ordering
  • Senior nutrition expertise

Heart To Home Meals is part of the global organization, apetito AG, and is based on apetito’s major brand in the UK called Wiltshire Farm Foods that has been in business for more than 25 years.

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