Calgary Meals on Wheels
Our Story Why We Exist
"Since I started on this program I am eating more variety of foods, trying new ones and find the food very healthy. Since I am home bound and can't cook for myself the 'wheels' are a blessed help for me. I don't know if I could live without these meals at my door. I thank God at every meal for all involved in this program, including the happy faces of the volunteers. God bless you all!" - Client Note
Calgary Meals on Wheels is here to offer nutrition and support to Calgarians and build a stronger, caring community. We promote health and independence by providing quality, nutritious and affordable meals to anyone in need of our services.
Our Impact What We Do
We prepare and deliver quality, nutritious and affordable meals to any Calgarian in need, regardless of age or income. Short-term or long-term, we are here to help! We have six different programs that serve individuals, families, schools, the working homeless, and community groups. Since 1965, we have never missed a day of scheduled delivery.
In 2015, Calgary Meals on Wheels produced more than 420,000 meals, served more than 1,700 individual clients and 40 groups, and relied upon the help of more than 860 volunteers.
Our Programs How We Do It
We offer five different programs and partner with many agencies to ensure we are able to help those in need. Our new production facility produces approximately 1,700 meals each day, and we rely on the support of 60-70 volunteers to help deliver our meals to the 59 routes throughout the city each day.
Our Requests What You Can Do
There are many ways to get involved with Calgary Meals on Wheels:
- Donate - We rely on the generosity of our community to provide our meal programs. Every donation, no matter the size, will help us reach our goal.
- Volunteer - We rely upon more than 800 volunteers each year to help us deliver our meals, so if you can spare 2 hours a week, you can make a difference.
- Host a Fundraiser - Have fun and host a bingo night, pancake breakfast, or a special event that benefits Calgary Meals on Wheels. We’ve got lots of great ideas so contact us to learn more.
- Give More than a Meal - Gather a team and get creative by making cards for Valentine’s Day, or stockings full of fun at Christmas, or something special for Stampede week. Holidays are great opportunities for giving back.
Call us for more information (403) 243-2834