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Blog: An Extra Serving

How is Meals on Wheels funded?

Meals on Wheels potroast and potatoes

With Congress debating budget bills and the Minnesota Legislature back in session, it’s a good time to provide an update on how Meals on Wheels is funded. Meals on Wheels is only made possible through a unique mix of government funding, support from individual donors and the volunteers that deliver the meals. Here are the […]

A tribute to the real superstars in our community

Volunteer Can't Stop Delivering Meals on Wheels

Even though Justin Timberlake didn’t ultimately bring it on down to Meals on Wheels for a special delivery, we still had a lot of fun trying to make it happen. And we hope you did too! Thank you to all of you who shared our videos, tweets and Facebook posts in an effort to get […]

We’re hiring a driver/packer!

Meals on Wheels delivery van

Want to play a key role in getting nutritious meals to seniors in need throughout the Twin Cities? Consider joining our team as a driver/packer at the Kitchen of Opportunities! The driver/packer is responsible for packing and arranging meals according to diet, date and location, transporting meals to each neighborhood site daily and returning and […]

Can we get Justin Timberlake to deliver?

Can we get Justin Timberlake to deliver?

As you might have heard, the Super Bowl is coming to Minneapolis on Feb. 4 and Justin Timberlake will be the halftime entertainment. We thought we’d take the opportunity to invite Mr. Timberlake to deliver meals and meet some of the fantastic people that we serve. Of course, we wanted to put our ask to […]

Weather-related closings for Tuesday, Jan. 23

Twin Cities Meals on Wheels programs provide Blizzard Boxes (emergency meals) to recipients in the fall.

In the wake of a major winter storm, the following neighborhood programs will not be delivering meals on Tuesday, Jan. 23: Bloomington-Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels Edina/Southwest Minneapolis/Richfield Meals on Wheels Gladstone Meals on Wheels (North St. Paul) Keystone Community Services (St. Paul) Merrick Meals on Wheels (St. Paul) Mobile Meals of Northern Dakota County […]

Thanks to Gifts for Seniors for spreading holiday cheer!

Donors fill Gifts for Seniors barrels with gifts to brighten the holiday season for local seniors.

Thanks to Gifts for Seniors, many Meals on Wheels recipients will receive a little something extra along with their meals in the coming days. Gifts for Seniors is a local non-profit that has teamed up with Meals on Wheels to bring holiday gifts to seniors. Similar to Meals on Wheels’ mission, Gifts for Seniors works […]

New volunteer opportunities at the Kitchen of Opportunities

A Kitchen of Opportunities volunteer helps pack meals

We’re excited to announce a new way to volunteer with Meals on Wheels: We’re looking for volunteers to help prepare meals for delivery at the Meals on Wheels Kitchen of Opportunities. The Kitchen of Opportunities is the first kitchen dedicated to serving Meals on Wheels recipients in the Twin Cities. As the kitchen expands, we’re […]

Share the Love and Support Meals on Wheels

This winter the Subaru Share the Love campaign will be partnering with Meals on Wheels for the 10th year in a row! When you buy or lease a new Subaru, from now until Jan. 2, $250 from your purchase will go to a charity of your choice. Meals on Wheels is one of the four […]

Our new kitchen is doubling in size and has a new chef

New Kitchen of Opportunities chef Michelle Spieker removes vegetable lasagna from oven

Big things are happening at the Meals on Wheels Kitchen of Opportunities, which opened in March as the first local kitchen dedicated to serving Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recipients. By the beginning of 2018, the Kitchen of Opportunities will double the number of meals it serves, from 500 to 1,100. This expansion comes as […]

The Meals on Wheels guide to the Thanksgiving season

If you’re looking for a way to give back on Thanksgiving or are looking for meal delivery resources, read on to see what opportunities Meals on Wheels is offering this Thanksgiving season. If you’re looking to give back… 1. Walk to End Hunger The most fun way to support Meals on Wheels this Thanksgiving is […]

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