It’s summertime and the living is easy. Maybe you’ve found yourself with a little time on your hands. Perhaps you’re wanting to give back to those within this amazing city. How about helping your homebound neighbours by supporting Edmonton Meals on Wheels? From artisan ice pop trucks to exploring the city by delivering meals, there are so many ways that you can give back this summer!
- Grow an Extra Row in Your Garden
Exercise that green thumb and plant some extra rows of produce! At Edmonton Meals on Wheels, we rely on our Grow-a-Row program to provide extra veggies, fruits, and herbs for our kitchen. With contributions totaling over 3,400 pounds last summer, clients were able to enjoy garden fresh produce, thanks to Grow-a-Row donors. Furthermore, this helped substantially with overall costs in the kitchen. If you have any freshly grown produce that you would like to donate to Edmonton Meals on Wheels, call 780-429-2020 to arrange a time to visit their office located at 11111 103 Ave. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM.
- Become a Daytime Volunteer Delivery Driver
We are currently in need of Daytime Volunteer Delivery Drivers. This rewarding role is also one of the hardest to fill due to the necessary daytime as well as vehicle availability. What does this role look like? It takes about three hours of your time, from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM and just requires a vehicle and a smile! You will get to talk to clients while delivering healthy meals to their door. To sign up or for more information, click here.
- Head to Craft Beer Market to Sip Your Way to a Donation
Do you enjoy a delicious beer on a roof-top patio, from time to time? Consider Craft Beer Market as your next destination for soaking up the sun and enjoying a well-deserved beverage! From June 1st- September 1st, they will be donating $1 from every 2D New England Sour Mojito IPA to Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Sip your way to a donation for your homebound neighbours this summer at Craft Beer Market!
- Donate to Help Fund Meals on Wheels Programs and Services
If you want to help, but can’t find the time, consider supporting Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ services with a donation. Being a not for profit organization, your support will go directly towards those who need it most- homebound Edmontonians. From fueling delivery vans to meal subsidy coverage, your help makes a difference! To donate, click here.
- Help Out as a Store-to-Door Volunteer with Flexible Hours
Looking to volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels but your weekdays are already booked up? Our Store-to-Door program, which helps connect those who are homebound with groceries, is the perfect fit for you! You get matched up with a low-income client, and from there you both schedule when it is best for grocery shops to occur. You shop, deliver, and make someone’s life that much easier. To sign up or for more information, click here.
- Enjoy a Café Bel-Air Artisan Ice Pop
Did you know that $1 from every gourmet pop goes towards Edmonton Meals on Wheels? Now you do! Café Bel-Air is often at City Market and Southwest Edmonton Farmers Market, but be sure to follow them on Twitter to see where else they may pop up. A tasty treat that also doubles as a donation? Talk about a win/win!
- Fix Your Windshield and Drive Away with a Donation
Has your recent camping trip caused a few cracks in your windshield? Head over to Crackmasters (17544 105 Ave.) for fast and easy repairs! Crackmasters donates $1 from each windshield repair to Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Get your windshield fixed and see the difference that your donation can make!