Edmonton Meals on Wheels

Resources are focused on serving Edmonton’s home bound, isolated and most vulnerable   Ours is an essential service and Edmonton Meals on Wheels has responded. Working 24/7, we have increased meal production to ensure we are able to meet the growing needs for meal services and delivery. The community is assured our meals remain affordable, nutritious, and healthy.   Whether a person is self-isolating, experiencing very limited income, homebound, or isolated our mandate is to serve all who require our meal services. Chef’s Choice® frozen meals, daily meal delivery, and weekly...

Charity is focusing resources on core service delivering meals to the city’s isolated and most vulnerable. During the COVID-19 situation, Edmonton Meals on Wheels is committed to maintaining our core meal services and delivery to vulnerable, homebound, and isolated Edmontonians. We are closely following the advice of our respected health authorities, expanding our facility sanitation and ensuring practices in delivery like social distancing are in place to minimize the risk of spreading the virus to our volunteers and clients. Our resourceful and responsive staff are rolling out a plan during...

This month’s Featured Volunteer is a work-a-holic, but she still manages to make time to deliver meals each week. Barbara came to Meals on Wheels in 2017 and quickly became someone we can trust and rely on. Whether it’s picking up extra shifts, or delivering to clients outside her regular route, Barbara is always up for the challenge.   Barbara had considered volunteering at Meals on Wheels for years. She loved the idea of bringing food to those in need and felt like the organization was doing “real good in...

We would like to extend an invitation to the public to the Edmonton Meals on Wheels AGM on March 18th. The meeting will start at 2:00 pm with light snacks and refreshments to follow.  We appreciate all of our wonderful supporters so much and would love it if you could attend!   A copy of the current bylaws and the proposed changes will be available at the AGM.  If you wish to receive this sooner, please email emow.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org.    Please RSVP by March 12th by calling 780.429.2020 or email emow.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org. We...

Dave is what some may define as a “Meals on Wheels Champion”, having stepped up to the plate many times to fill in for routes outside of his regular hours. He joined our crew in 2018. He had spent some time looking for a volunteer opportunity for a special program he was a part of which prepares workers for their transition into retirement. Dave saw an ad for delivery drivers on television, and his wife said, “Why don’t you try that out?” So, he did!   It didn’t take long...

Edmonton Meals on Wheels starved for volunteers Charity launching volunteer recruitment campaign by volun-telling 2 friends   Edmonton, AB – Between January 21 and February 13, Edmonton Meals on Wheels is setting out to recruit new volunteers with its Volun-Tell 2 Friends campaign. Sign up to volunteer and bring two friends with you – doubling the fun and the EMOW ranks of volunteers. EMOW hopes to recruit 50 new volunteers by February 13th.   Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a volunteer-based organization. Around for 50 years, EMOW serves homebound, at-risk seniors,...

This is the time of year that’s all about the spirit of giving. It’s a time when we rally together and show our caring and support for one another. This GivingTuesday, please join in our turkey drive to make sure we have enough turkey to go around this Christmas.   Your donation will help supply the turkeys needed to feed isolated, disabled, and housebound Edmontonians this Christmas season.    A $25 donation = one turkey.   Please consider making one or more donations to our GivingTuesday Turkey Drive. Together we...

During all the busyness of the holidays, the organizing, the travelling, and the shopping, one thing most of us never have to worry about is where our next meal is coming from. Thanks to generous people like you, Edmonton Meals on Wheels clients won’t have to worry about this either. They are secure in knowing there will be healthy meal programs available not just during the holidays, but all through the year. You know that this time of year isn’t about material things. It isn’t about extravagant gifts, it’s about...

While the Christmas season is a time to be with family and loved ones, this time of the year can be especially lonely for those who live by themselves, have no family in town, or have health issues preventing them from leaving the house. It can be isolating, lonely, and lack a joyful feeling. We want everyone to feel special at Christmas, including those who are homebound and spending the holiday alone. That's why we have our Holiday Gift Drive. Each year, Edmonton Meals on Wheels collects gifts to deliver to our...

This month’s Featured Volunteer is a jack of all trades in our busy kitchen! Graeme started volunteering at Edmonton Meals on Wheels back in April, following an accident which made him unable to work. After years of working as a Journeyman tradesperson, Graeme decided he simply wanted to give back to his community. One of his family members relied on Meals on Wheels services for years, so he was familiar with the service and quality of the meals. As someone who enjoys cooking and trying new foods, this was important...