Heart to Home Meals launches new franchise for Canada’s fastest growing demographic.
A unique food service for seniors is now available in the eastern part of Canada’s largest city. Starting on Monday March 13, door-to-door delivery for Heart to Home Meals is available in Toronto East with new franchisees Kate and Jerome Ubalde.
“We wanted to find a franchise that benefits our community, as well as being a great business opportunity” says Kate.
Kate and Jerome emigrated from The Philippines in 2008 after the family was relocated by Jerome’s employer. Kate worked as a doctor in her native country and by nature wanted to find an opportunity working in the service-caring industry.
“We did a lot of homework to find something that would be the right fit for us,” she says, “and the more we found out about Heart to Home Meals, the better it felt.”
According to the President of Heart to Home Meals, Michael Gazer, demand for the meals is soaring, but he insists franchisees look beyond the bottom line.
“We are going into the homes of people who rely on us, so it is important for everybody in our company to understand we are more than a food delivery service.”
Statistics Canada report that the number of people 65 and older will double to 9.6 million, nearly a quarter of Canada’s total population, by 2031. And most surveys suggest that many seniors want to live independently. Heart to Home Meals helps these people maintain the lifestyle that suits them.
The area covered by the new franchise goes from the Scarborough-Pickering Line west to Victoria Park (below the 401). North of the 401 it goes west from the Scarborough-Pickering Line to just west of Yonge Street topped off at Steeles Avenue.