Calgary Meals on Wheels

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • Disabilities
  • immigrant newcomers
  • veterans
  • women

we need help with:

  • food security
charity

Description of Need

Calgary Meals on Wheels is working with the fluid changes in our city resulting from COVID-19. Our service has continued with increased safety measures and changes to delivery procedures. Currently, we need more qualified staff as demand increases. In the coming days, we plan to offer a further decrease in the already affordable prices of our meals to those who have been financially affected by this virus.

It takes a village; many people doing what they can to support the safety of others. During this time, our services are needed more than ever. We are currently reaching out to our community to secure the necessary funds that will help us continue to safely serve our current client base, support our partnering agencies, while also allowing us to offer further subsidies to Calgarians who find themselves in a difficult financial position due to COVID-19. There is no gift too small during this time. We are all facing challenging times, but together we can make sure that no one has to do it on an empty stomach.

 

Our Story – Why We Exist

Everyone deserves to be well-fed.

Regardless of age, ability, or life-circumstances, we all have something to offer the world. It may be as simple as a smile, or it may be a testament to the courage everyday living requires— whatever shape our gifts take, they exist within all of us to share. At Calgary Meals on Wheels, we give the comfort of healthy, nutritious meals to anyone who needs it, so they can continue giving themselves to the world. What we aim to offer our clients is far more than full stomachs, we want to offer them the chance to be the heroes of their own stories.
 

Our Impact – What We Do

When you’ve got a lot on your plate, let us do the cooking.

We all travel through life under different circumstances. For some of us, the road is smooth and then suddenly becomes rocky, for some of us trying times are stamped on the horizon. The truth is no matter what path we travel we will all experience periods of struggle. But we do not have to do battle alone. Whether it’s an injury, illness, disability, the loss of a loved one, divorce or simply the natural slowing that comes with age, at some point all lives will be touched by hardship. In those moments, Calgary Meal on Wheels exists to provide the comfort of healthy nutritious meals.  We will all face challenging times, but we don’t have to do it on an empty stomach.
 

Our Programs – How We Do It

We offer several different meal options for our clients:

  1. Our Chef’s Daily Special
  2. My Choice Menu
  3. Group Meals
  4. Hot Soup Program

 

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 meals throughout the community. Every donation, no matter the size, will help.
  • Volunteer – We rely upon more than 700 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
 

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Contact Info

Stephanie Ralph

403-243-2844

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Charity Number: #118823749RR0001

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