Edmonton Meals on Wheels

  2018 was a year of big changes and exciting moments at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. From advancements in the kitchen to surprise delivery guests, it was a year for the books! Let’s take a look back at some special highlights:   June marked a monumental shift for Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Since 1969, our staff and volunteers had been serving up hot meals for clients in need. Through careful planning and conversations with clients, other Meals on Wheels organizations, and more, we were able to determine that chilled meals...

  This Featured Volunteer is a full-time Meals on Wheels superstar! Monday through Friday, Alicia helps to prepare and package meals for homebound Edmontonians. During her shifts she can be found working up a storm while also catching up with volunteers and staff alike. She loves to give back. She also likes knowing that clients are enjoying their meals because it lets her know that her contributions are making a difference. Alicia first decided to give back as a way to get out of the house more and to keep...

  It’s a week until Christmas and you’ve just been released from the hospital after your fifth hip surgery. What do you do now? For Diane this could be her reality this December. She’s expecting to have surgery soon for her ongoing hip issues. Issues that have reduced her mobility and forced her to use a walker. But Diane isn’t worried. She knows that she’ll be taken care of because she’s gone through this before. And it’s you who has helped her through her recovery. Through her previous surgeries and...

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.    Organize an Office Fundraiser for Your Homebound Neighbours.  If you and your colleagues are looking to...

  This Featured Volunteer is a big believer in paying it forward. That’s what pushed her to volunteer in the kitchen at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Wanting to join a fun yet hardworking team, Sue set out to make a difference by preparing and packaging meals for her homebound neighbours. And if she could learn a few kitchen tricks along the way, she says that would make it even better! Going beyond her regular kitchen role, Sue recently helped out with preparing and serving food at Beers and Bands, our...

  This featured volunteer pays attention to all the details. Meet Hunter. He volunteers with Meals on Wheels and through his role, ensures that all four of our delivery vans are clean and ready to go for deliveries. His determination is just one of the reasons that he is so good at what he does here.  “I enjoy seeing the difference of vehicles between when I start working with them and when I finish”, he says. Hunter spends hours each week detailing the delivery vans and is glad that his...

Snow, ice, and more will soon be lining the streets of Edmonton. For most people it means a little bit longer of a commute to work. For some Edmonontians, it means limited or no access to the once clear streets. Edmonton Meals on Wheels clients will be on the rise as the snow keeps falling. Some will be depending on the service more than usual, while others will be signing up for their first winter that they need help. How can Meals on Wheels support those in need during these...

  This Featured Volunteer’s duties have really bloomed! Robert is a Daytime Delivery Driver that also manages, with the help of his wife Elaine, a plot at the Griesbach Community Garden. Together, they donate a large amount of fresh produce to our Grow-A-Row program. From carrots just pulled out of the soil to freshly plucked dill, Robert helps to keep tasty produce in the meals of homebound Edmontonians. In addition to providing home grown ingredients, Robert really enjoys getting to know the community while he delivers meals. When asked what...

  Looking to give back this fall? Here's a quick list of ways that you can support Edmonton Meals on Wheels!    Purchase a Raffle Ticket and See Where It Will Take You Have you purchased your WestJet and VIA Rail raffle tickets, yet? With all proceeds going towards supporting your isolated neighbours, it’s a great way to give back. The best part? You can purchase your raffle tickets online by clicking here. Try your luck and help hose in need!   Donate Your Extra Produce to Grow-A-Row Do you have...

Take out your red marker and cross off Thursday, September 20th; you’ve got plans. Beers and Bands is back for another year, but you can expect new food, music, and prizes. With performances by Simon Hoskyn and Josh Sahunta, this event is music to your ears! Tickets are only $40 and will directly help your homebound neighbours in need. Held at the Yellowhead Brewery (10229 105 St.), there will be live music, brewery tours, and much more. Travelling soon? One roundtrip flight for two guests, to any regularly scheduled WestJet...