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Meals for Support People

Updated: August 23, 2021 / 05:31 PM

Support people on isolation only are provided with three complimentary meals a day while supporting a patient at the IWK using Dial for Dining at the time of their choosing. Some patient unit kitchenettes are open with infection prevention and control measures. Food and beverage options are listed below with their operating hours. Please note, all retail locations are cashless and accept debit, credit, and gift cards where applicable. 


Ronald McDonald Family Room

Starting Wednesday July 8, Ronald McDonald Family Room, located on level 2 in the Goldbloom Pavilion, will offer a limited number of complimentary hot meals between 4pm and 5pm on Mondays and Thursdays in the cafeteria. Grab n’ Go snack kits containing non-perishable items such as crackers, granola bars, fruit etc., will also be available between 10:00am-11:30am, Monday to Friday in the cafeteria. As quantities allow these kits and meals will be available to those supporting patients at the IWK.


Retail locations available for purchase:

Tim Hortons 
Monday-Sunday: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm 

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday-Sunday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm 

Heart & Hearth Café Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:15 am - 1 pm
Closed on holidays


Dial for Dining 
Call 7-902-470-6608 from a patient phone, or 902-470-6608 from a landline or mobile device, to order Dial for Dining meals. Patients are to follow normal ordering instructions listed on the patient menu. Meals are available 24/7. Guests with allergies or therapeutic needs are to call between the hours of 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.