Our health is a privilege, and as the past 18 months have shown us, guarding our well-being is easier when we all work together. With every new twist and turn we face, who will be there to ensure our needs are being met?
Put yourself in the shoes of a vulnerable Edmontonian. Many members of our community are seniors and homebound individuals who sometimes require a helping hand to maintain their cherished independence. They are not strangers, but loved ones and neighbors. With your support, Edmonton Meals on Wheels can continue making a vital difference in the lives of those you care about.
Your donation allows Edmonton Meals on Wheels to provide community food services that thousands of Edmontonians rely on. Imagine being diagnosed with a compromised immune system and feeling uncertain about leaving the home, especially during a pandemic. Consider the struggle of a young adult transitioning from lengthy rehabilitation to independent living without community support. Picture attempting to maintain a healthy diet while coping with early onset dementia. Independence can be threatened at any stage of life, and when it is, our clients and their families deeply appreciate the kindness, smiles, and wellness checks our volunteers bring to their door.
Arlene became a client in March after her husband was discharged from the Royal Alexandra Hospital. In her words:
"Edmonton Meals on Wheels made a tremendous difference to us. We don’t have to worry about what to make or how to make it, especially important with my husband’s need for a renal and cardiac diet. You’ve also helped to give us ideas of what foods to make and what an actual portion size looks like. I’m so grateful for the Going Home Program. We would have been lost without it.” -Client Arlene.
Arlene and her husband are among many seniors who value the Going Home Program for providing an easy transition home from the hospital with tasty, nutritious meals and daily check-ins. We count on your help in making programs and services like this possible.
“I want to thank Meals on Wheels for going above and beyond to make sure my mother is safe during this crisis. You have provided helpful info and resources, and even called several times to ask her if she needs anything. You even brought her toilet paper one day just because!” – Daughter of client.
Because of your generosity, over 90% of our clients report feeling more socially connected, independent, and secure in their homes. When you donate to Edmonton Meals on Wheels, you’re ensuring that thousands of Edmontonians are checked on daily, helping them to live happy, healthy lives.
Your gift goes to work immediately, providing more than just a meal, but peace of mind. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please send your gift today.