Edmonton Meals on Wheels

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...

This month’s Featured Volunteer makes giving back to his community a priority. When Daniel moved to the city in 2016, he was looking for a way to meet others and help people in his new community. So when he read an ad in a local newspaper for Delivery Drivers for Meals on Wheels, he decided to give it a shot. Since then, Daniel has become a familiar face around the office. Whether it’s delivering meals to clients, or preparing meals in the kitchen, Daniel is always willing to lend a...

  Here at Edmonton Meals on Wheels, we make it a priority to listen to clients and volunteers. From best-selling dishes to how volunteering helps, we want to hear it all! To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2019, we are sharing all of the outstanding statistic that volunteers helped to achieve. Taking a look back at client and volunteer surveys gives us insight to make the next year even better. After tallying answers, results, and order forms, we are proud to announce some of the most exciting stats from 2018! 92%...

  This Featured Volunteer spends every Wednesday morning chopping, baking, and packaging food in the Edmonton Meals on Wheels kitchen. Decked in her white apron and colourful scrubs, Gertie has become a core part of the volunteer crew. Aside from the gratifying feeling that she gets when she donates her time, she is happy to have made new friends and memories. One person in particular has stood out the most. When asked what her favourite Meals on Wheels story is, she says it’s meeting her new friend, Brian. “He is...

    What started as a small meal delivery service, delivering to just three homes on its first day, has grown into a program that people can count on for so much more than a meal. Edmonton Meals on Wheels has come a long way since 1969; helped a lot of people, but none of that would be possible without a little help from our friends. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of our biggest accomplishments as a community! April 21, 1969: A group of the...

  For 50 years now, Edmonton Meals on Wheels has been a staple for homebound Edmontonians and their loved ones. More than a meal, volunteers wear the hat of caregivers, food delivery persons, and many other roles. With the help of the community, this service has changed many lives. “My family doesn’t have to worry about me when I’m on Meals on Wheels; the volunteers are amazing! Meals on Wheels has made everything easier” says client, Magdalene. A friendly volunteer visit is what many clients most look forward to in...

  This Featured Volunteer takes her mother’s words to heart. “I was always taught to pay it forward and that is something that has stuck with me and shaped who I am as a person”, says Evening Volunteer, Katie. On Wednesday evenings, she drives in to the city from Wetaskiwin so that she can deliver Chef’s Choice Frozen Meals and groceries to confined Edmontonians. One of her favourite parts about being a Meals on Wheels volunteer is getting to know the clients by hearing their stories. “It is quite rewarding...