7 Ways to Help Meals on Wheels This Holiday Season

  1. Donate to our Holiday Gift Drive.

We are collecting gifts which will be wrapped and delivered to clients in need to spread some holiday cheer. From November 27th until December 15th we will be accepting gifts such as socks, large font word cross puzzles, blankets, and calendars. We are also looking for festive wrapping paper to package the presents. Items can be dropped off in office (11111 103 Ave.) Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM. 


  1. Organize an Office Fundraiser for Your Homebound Neighbours.

 If you and your colleagues are looking to give back this holiday season, consider putting something together within your workplace. It could be something as simple as a “jeans day” where everyone gets to wear denim with a donation, or a bake sale. Remember that every little bit counts, especially around the holidays!


  1. Purchase an Edmonton Meals on Wheels Holiday Pin

Colourfully printed with the Meals on Wheels holiday logo, this green and white pin is more than just an accessory. With each purchase of a pin, proceeds will subsidize two meals for a homebound Edmontonian in need. With approximately 60% of clients needing a little extra help, this is a great way to easily give back around the holidays. Get one for yourself and some for you friends! Pins can be purchased in office at 11111 103 Ave. Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM.


  1. Make a Donation to Help your Community

Meals on Wheels clients are a diverse group of people. They are mothers, sisters, dads, uncles, and friends. And, all too often, they are isolated. That’s where Meals on Wheels services and volunteers can help. By helping homebound Edmontonians receive Meals on Wheels, you are ensuring that they are not only eating healthy, but they are being visited by a friendly volunteer as well. Click here to donate today.


  1. Volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels

What if you could change the lives of those in need in just a few hours a month? With becoming a Store to Door volunteer grocery shopper, you can. Delivering both socialization and groceries to your homebound neighbours helps to keep them safe and healthy in their own homes. Click here to learn more about the different ways that you can volunteer.


  1. Celebrate GivingTuesday

Did you know that there is a whole day dedicated to supporting your community? It’s a day to give back and share with your network all that you are doing to help! GivingTuesday takes place on Tuesday, November 27th, this year and there is no shortage of ways that you can help. Reference this list if you need some ideas and remember to share to get your followers involved, as well!


  1. Fuel Meal Delivery to Your Homebound Neighbours

Helping your homebound neighbours receive the food and socialization that they need is as easy as grabbing a gas gift card from the stand at the grocery store. Any amount helps to keep our wheels turning on the four delivery vans that clients and volunteers so heavily rely on. Gas gift cards can be dropped off in office at 11111 103 Ave. Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM.