Edmonton Meals on Wheels

  National Volunteer Week is special to us, as it’s a week to recognize all of our hardworking volunteers. We couldn’t operate without the dedicated team who choose to volunteer their time to our cause, and to them, we are incredibly grateful. However, we want to draw your attention to a special group of team members who have certainly proved their loyalty to our clients and our cause. We’re talking about the 21 volunteers who have each spent more than 15 years volunteering at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Pretty incredible!...

These two Featured Volunteers followed in their daughter’s tire tracks. Colin and Cheryl started volunteering at Edmonton Meals on Wheels as a backup for their daughter, Jamie, in 2017. Shortly after they began filling in, the duo found themselves with a little extra time on their hands, as well as a lot of enjoyment from what they were doing. Because of this, they decided to sign up as regular Evening Delivery volunteers. They enjoy working as a team (Cheryl does the navigating and Colin does the driving) to deliver meals...

Have you ever enjoyed doing something you much that you wanted to make it your full time job? That’s exactly what Julie and Laura thought when they first started volunteering at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. “I really enjoyed the experience. When I got to spare for a route I had done before it was nice to be remembered by the clients”, says Julie, our Volunteer and Scheduling Coordinator. And remembered by the clients, she is. Julie went from delivering meals to clients in need, to mapping out the best routes...

This Featured Volunteer is passionate about not just delivering food, but bringing along a little cheer as well. Every Wednesday, Thelma volunteers as one of our Meal Delivery Drivers. She has also taken part in Casino Nights, including the most recent one, which earns a substantial amount for homebound Edmontonians. One of her favourite parts about volunteering for Edmonton Meals on Wheels is seeing her regular clients and knowing that they are getting meals filled with nutrients. “I believe that eating right is very important for health and well-being and...

These Featured Volunteers are helping to construct a better community through donating their time. As a team, Graham Construction and Engineering volunteer their time twice a week to deliver meals to our clients in need. What they do for the community is truly inspiring! They first got involved because, as a team, they had a desire to give back and thought that Edmonton Meals on Wheels would be a great fit. People from different groups within their company have come out and gotten involved, so it has been a great...

    2017 was a great year for us here at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. The more we can provide for clients in need, the better! Remember, we couldn't have done any of this without the help of those in our community. Thank you, Edmonton!                  1. One-Time Only Funding from the City of Edmonton   Over the past four years Edmonton Meals on Wheels has experienced tremendous growth in food production, volunteers, complexity in need, and increased administration. Regardless, we’ve moved ahead and introduced new programs, increased our hours of...

  This featured volunteer liked helping out at Edmonton Meals on Wheels so much, she turned it into a fulltime job. When a sudden temporary position opened up, Theresa was eager to fill the role. She had recently started volunteering in October, but knew that she was ready to take on the responsibility. Theresa said she knew she could help to continue to make a difference and felt like her skills were being recognized. And they are! Theresa’s help in preparing and packaging meals has been imperative to the daily...

What a year it has been! With the help of our amazing community, Edmonton Meals on Wheels was able to exceed our Christmas fundraising goal. To all of our donors: we can’t thank you enough. Every dollar counts in a cause that is so needed. This money means that we are able to continue to provide our clients with food and services that are vital to their well-being. From large corporate supporters to individual donations, every bit of help holds a special place in our hearts. We have had several...

This Featured Volunteer is cooking up something good. Lambert, a Meal Delivery Driver and Kitchen Helper, wants to get to know his city by helping those around him. After graduating university, he set out to do something that he didn’t have time to do before: Volunteer at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Combining his love for cooking and his passion for helping, he found his perfect fit. “Meals on Wheels gives me the opportunity to fulfill my wishes”, Lambert said. He sees our services as a way to solve the many...

Delivering a healthy meal to a person at their home may seem like a simple service. But for many of our senior neighbours, it means so much more. For 79 year old Ken, it means good health.  For years, Ken took care of Marilyn. He made a vow to her  - in sickness and in health - and he wasn’t going to break it. They got married in the 1980’s. It was the second marriage for both of them, and Ken knew they were soul mates. So when Marilyn’s diabetes...