Edmonton Meals on Wheels

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...

  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...