Edmonton Meals on Wheels

    The Great One once said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, so why not enter to win a suite to an Edmonton Oilers game? For just $25, you and 11 friends could be watching the Thursday, April 4th Edmonton Oilers game VS. San Jose Sharks! With all proceeds going towards meal subsidy for low-income clients, this is a win for both teams- you and homebound Edmontonians, that is! Tickets can be purchased in office (11111 103 Ave.) Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM until Friday, March 29th....

  On the second Saturday of every month, Heather volunteers her time and purchases groceries for Aime and Mae. She makes sure to pick up fresh milk, bread, and, most importantly, flowers to be given to Mae. This is a request that Aime had asked when they first signed up for Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ Store to Door program. At 82 years old, giving flowers to his sweetheart is something that he is happy to still be able to do. Aime and Mae are lucky to have each other. While...

    This Featured Volunteer is always willing to lend an extra helping hand. Ronda came to Edmonton Meals on Wheels after she saw an ad in the newspaper, last spring. She thought “I can do that!” and boy, was she right! Ronda has quickly become a key member of the Meals on Wheels volunteer team, not only delivering meals but helping at special events, as well. Something she looks forward to during her volunteer time is when she arrives at a client’s door and she is instantly greeted with...

  These Featured Volunteers have been helping out for some time. 33 years, to be exact! This milestone duo, Marguerite and Bill Kercher, first got involved because of a parent who needed the service. They saw the good that it did in Marguerite’s mother’s life and decided that giving back to Meals on Wheels would be well worth their time. Why do they continue to donate their time? It’s simple, says Bill, “it helps people”.  Having met great volunteers and clients along the way is just one of the perks,...

  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...