Edmonton Meals on Wheels

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...

    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,...