Edmonton Meals on Wheels

    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...

Picture this: a bubbly volunteer with the urge to inspire those around her. Candace is a Volunteer Delivery Driver who has an infections attitude and a positive outlook on life. A long-time photographer who worked at the Edmonton Journal for 15 years, she now volunteers at Edmonton Meals on Wheels. In addition to delivering meals to our clients, Candace also donates her photography skills to help with various events and campaigns. She says this is one of her favourite parts about volunteering. Learning about clients and taking a picture that...

Giving Tuesday is less than one month away, which means it’s time to start thinking about how we can all give back. This special day falls on November 28th this year, and we are hoping to use it a reason to draw attention to our clients and our cause. What exactly is Giving Tuesday? It is a day for everyone, everywhere, to give. It’s a global campaign with a commitment to celebrate and showcase good deeds that are happening all across the world. From small community projects to national organizations,...

After retiring in 2006, Gord was looking for a meaningful volunteer position in the community and found that perfect fit within Edmonton Meals on Wheels. He is a Volunteer Delivery Driver who regularly offers his time, delivering meals twice a week, during the day. Gord is what some may define as a “Meals on Wheels Champion” having stepped up to the plate many times to fill in for routes outside of his regular hours. It is through this continued service that he has been able to “meet some really nice...

Edmonton Meals on Wheels will not be financially impacted by proposed budget cuts in the United States. Canadian Meals on Wheels programs operate independently of each other and, while sharing a brand and working collaboratively, each agency must secure its own funding and develop its own processes. Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ funding is as follows; 53 per cent meal fees; 18 per cent City of Edmonton/FCSS; 22 per cent donations and fundraising; 7 per cent grants and other sources of revenue. However, Edmonton Meals on Wheels relies on our American...

On Wednesday,  March 29, at 2pm, we'll be hosting our Annual General Meeting. The AGM will take place at our office (11111 103 Ave) and will include a recap of the activities in 2016, as well as special guest speakers.  Light snacks and refreshments to follow. To RSVP, please call the office at 780-429-2020.