Edmonton Meals on Wheels

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...

  It’s summertime and the living is easy. Maybe you’ve found yourself with a little time on your hands. Perhaps you’re wanting to give back to those within this amazing city. How about helping your homebound neighbours by supporting Edmonton Meals on Wheels? From artisan ice pop trucks to exploring the city by delivering meals, there are so many ways that you can give back this summer!   Grow an Extra Row in Your Garden Exercise that green thumb and plant some extra rows of produce! At Edmonton Meals on...

    This Featured Volunteer is a jack of all trades in our busy kitchen! Lena has been a loyal donor and volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels since October of 1999. She was working at Virginia Park Apartments and saw a volunteer delivering meals within the building; she immediately thought to herself that this would be a great place for her to volunteer and give back.  What does she enjoy most about volunteering in the Edmonton Meals on Wheels kitchen? “I get to meet a lot of people. It...

Change. It moves us forward and makes way for bigger and better things. That is why Edmonton Meals on Wheels is happy to announce that we are making the change from hot to chilled meals, with our new Chef’s Choice Daily Meals. Don’t fret! We will still be serving our same healthy meals, but, if you can believe it, they will be even tastier. This exciting change will also allow us to service a significantly larger number of people in need. How will our Chef’s Choice Daily Meals improve in...

  Prep, deliver, change lives, repeat. At Edmonton Meals on Wheels, our volunteers deliver so much more than a meal. From isolation breaking visits, to preparing diet conscious meals, our services feed both the body and soul. Every day our kitchen is filled with friendly volunteers who are buzzing around and preparing healthy meals for those in need. From there, our amazing Meal Delivery Drivers hit the road to visit those in need within our city. It is because of the healthy meals being produced and the friendly visits from...

  It’s all about the special, little moments. That is this Featured Volunteer’s favourite part about being a Volunteer Delivery Driver and Store-to-Door Volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels. Jean has been donating her time since 2017 on suggestion by her aunt and has been enjoying it ever since. Jean loves being someone that clients can talk to about their lives when she delivers their meals. “Being part of these small moments for clients is one of the hidden gems of being an Edmonton Meals on Wheels volunteer”, she says....

  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...