Edmonton Meals on Wheels

  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...

  Up until a few months ago, Thomas struggled to get groceries. He’s homebound due to health issues, and has no family in town. Thomas relied on busy neighbours to go to the corner store, and pick up a few items for him when they could. This meant a lot of snacks and high sodium meals ended up in his kitchen. The unhealthy diet made Thomas’s health issues worse. Sometimes he had no food to eat. But today his fridge and cupboards are full of healthy items he enjoys, and...

  This Featured Volunteer has a packed schedule. One thing that takes priority? Volunteering her time with our Store-to-Door grocery delivery program. Lynn was looking to give back to her community and after seeing a segment on Global News, decided that Edmonton Meals on Wheels was the right fit for her. Being out of Edmonton for work a large amount of the time, she knew that she needed something flexible, with evening hours. Being a Store-to-Door volunteer checked all of the boxes. Being able to see clients and the difference...

Join us in welcoming our Store-to-Door Program Coordinator, Susan! Susan comes to Edmonton Meals on Wheels with a large community background. From the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver to Skate Canada Alberta, Susan has worked and volunteered with some great community initiatives. She even had a taste of Meals on Wheels back in the 1990’s. Her career has since brought her full circle and we are lucky to have her back! Here, she will be training volunteers and pairing them with Store-to-Door clients that are just the right fit....

  When this Featured Volunteer retired, he was looking for a way to give back to his community. Little did he know, he’d be getting back so much more. Cal started volunteering with Edmonton Meals on Wheels nine years ago and has enjoyed it since his very first shift. “The ‘thanks’ from my clients on my first few routes were very satisfying”, he says. Cal became a Meal Delivery Driver on recommendation from his friends.  He’s continued for many reasons, one of them being how much he can help. “I...

Do you have extra produce growing in your garden? Edmonton Meals on Wheels is looking for fresh food donations to be used in our healthy, tasty meals! Growing an extra row in your garden is a fun and easy way to give back this summer to those who need it most. And it’s easy! You grow extra produce of any kind and any amount and drop it off at our office, then we take it and work it into our menu to add extra taste and freshness to different meals...