Edmonton Meals on Wheels

  Ten-year-old Betty has been Mary's "best friend" for the last decade. They have an undeniable bond that is evident as soon as you meet them. At her lowest point, Mary had to choose between buying food for herself or buying food for Betty. She always chose to buy food for Betty.   Since becoming a Meals on Wheels client, Mary no longer has to choose. Thanks in part to the generosity of people like you, we are able to deliver pet food to our low-income clients with furry family members....

This month’s Featured Volunteer doesn’t look at volunteering like it is work, because it’s something he loves to do. When Brandon came to Edmonton Meals on Wheels in 2018, he was new to the city and didn’t know a lot of people. He had always been interested in cooking, and thought volunteering would be a great way to connect with others. These days, it’s almost impossible to miss Brandon’s vibrant smile and positive attitude when he shows up for his weekly shift in our kitchen. He finds great pleasure in...

  This month’s Featured Volunteer believes in the Meals on Wheels mission and isn’t afraid to share it with others. Glenn was looking for a meaningful way to give back to his community when he came to us in 2015. His background in the food service industry made him a great fit, but he decided to join because he felt connected to the work we do. It didn’t take long for Glenn to see how his contributions were helping. After his first interaction with a client, he realized how impactful...

Mark your calendars! You’re invited to the Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, September 19. Join us at the Yellowhead Brewery for a night of live art, musical entertainment, culinary specialties and more! This year’s event will feature some new guests, including Girls Club DJs and caricature artist, Laurel Hawkswell. Canadian artist, Jani Galarneau, will also be painting a picture throughout the evening, and guests will have a chance to bid on the finished product! There will be a silent auction, raffles, a 50/50 draw, and a fully stocked...

This month’s Featured Volunteer was encouraged to pay it forward at a young age, and now she hopes to pass this lesson down to her own kids. Volunteering is very important to Evening Delivery Driver, Mona, and has been for many years. “Since I was a teenager, I’ve felt like I need to do for others when I can”, she explains. Mona reached out to us in 2017, while on maternity leave with her second child. She wanted to help others, and needed something with flexible hours. Being an Evening...

Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for our Grow-A-Row initiative already this year! Because of you, our clients get to enjoy fresh, nutritious produce in their spring and summer meals. We have been getting quite a few questions regarding Grow-A-Row, so we are going to go over a few of them today. Here are the answers to the most common questions we have received!   1. Where do I donate my homegrown produce? Homegrown produce donations can be dropped off at the Edmonton Meals on Wheels office (11111...

The weather’s getting warmer and the days are getting longer. That means it’s almost time for beach trips, camping at the lake, and weekend getaways! As you begin making plans for the upcoming months, have you thought about ways you can give back to your community? How about helping your homebound neighbors by supporting Edmonton Meals on Wheels! The summertime is meant to be enjoyed, which is why we have created a list of fun and easy ways you can get involved!   1. Volunteer as a Daytime Delivery Driver...

This month’s Featured Volunteer always knows how to make someone’s day a little bit brighter. Tyler was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community when he saw last year’s #30in30 advertisements. After learning more about the organization, he didn’t hesitate to sign up. The Store-To-Door program is a perfect fit for Tyler. The flexible hours mean he still has time to spend with his family, friends, and dog, Hulk. Through volunteering, Tyler had hoped to “add value to others lives”, and that is exactly what he has...

Edmonton Meals on Wheels exists because of the kindness of the community. Behind every meal is a team of volunteers that are driven by a shared belief; that age, mobility, disability, or injury should not dictate a person’s quality of life. These dedicated individuals work together to help senior, and homebound Edmontonians live happy, healthy, and independent lives. Without their support, the work we do would not be possible. We rely on volunteers to ensure our operations run smoothly. In fact, all of our Delivery Drivers are volunteers – we...

With summer just around the corner, our Grow-A-Row program is going to be blooming in no time! Grow-A-Row is a great way to help those who need it most. The program takes homegrown produce donated by local gardeners and uses it to create fresh, nutritious meals for our clients. If you’ve been looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community, now is your chance! Simply grow extra produce of any kind and any amount and drop it off at our office. We will handle the rest! In...