The Saskatoon Health Region is appealing to the public for help this holiday season and beyond.

The Meals on Wheels program provides a hot, nutritious lunch to over 200 people in Saskatoon every day, but the SHR needs more volunteers to help deliver those meals.

The need is up about ten per cent over last year, and some volunteers are unable to help over the winter months.

Brenda Johnson, the volunteer coordinator for the program, says one hour of volunteer time greatly improves the quality of life of each client. "We always say to volunteers, Meals on Wheels delivers dignity to the doorstep. It's delivering meals to those for whatever reason are unable to prepare themselves a well-balanced meal and this enhances their lives and keeps them at home longer."