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Meal recipients and volunteers highlighted in MPR story on loneliness

Meals on Wheels recipients Don and Elaine Lang.

“More than just a meal” has long been the motto of Meals on Wheels. The key role our delivery volunteers play in the lives of meal recipients was recently highlighted in a great story on the health effects of loneliness from Minnesota Public Radio. The story’s author, Tom Weber, took the time to ride along […]

Providing a path to better health

Meal recipient Tom Barger pictured with Sen. Tina Smith

As part of an occasional series on how people benefit from Meals on Wheels in different ways, we’d like you to meet Tom, a meal recipient in South St. Paul. He’s pictured here with Sen. Tina Smith, who delivered a few meals to recipients this spring to learn more about the program. Tom Barger had […]

Meals on Wheels recipients get special spring surprise

Just as this spring’s flowers finally started to bloom, Meals on Wheels recipients in Minneapolis got a special surprise along with their regular meal delivery. Each spring, the Minneapolis Institute of Art hosts its Art in Bloom festival where artists depict the museum’s works in flowers. This year, the flowers found new life with meal […]

Weather-related closings for Monday, April 16

Cars buried in snow

The following neighborhood programs will not be delivering meals on Monday, April 16, as travel in certain areas is still treacherous after the past weekend’s winter storm: Community Emergency Service Meals on Wheels (Minneapolis) CROSS Meals on Wheels (Maple Grove/Rogers area) Gladstone Meals on Wheels (North St. Paul) Open Arms of Minnesota White Bear Lake […]

Early-bird Meals on Heels tickets are on sale!

Summer is not a far off dream anymore. With longer days and warmer temps drawing near that means it’s time to get your Meals on Heels 2018 tickets! The annual summer party to support Meals on Wheels is set to take place Aug. 16 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. What is Meals on Heels? Meals […]

Use Your Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars to Support Meals on Wheels

Eligible Thrivent Financial members now have the opportunity to support Metro Meals on Meals through the Thrivent Choice program! Members are allotted Choice Dollars and then can use them let Thrivent know which charitable organizations should receive grant funding from Thrivent. Metro Meals on Wheels is now one of the nonprofit organizations that Thrivent members […]

Weather-related closings for Monday, March 5

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

The following neighborhood programs will not be delivering meals on Monday, March 5, due to the severe winter storm expected to hit the Twin Cities: Bloomington-Eden Prairie Meals on Wheels Coon Rapids-Blaine Meals on Wheels CROSS Meals on Wheels (Maple Grove/Rogers area) Gladstone Meals on Wheels (North St. Paul) Merrick Meals on Wheels (St. Paul) […]

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 […]

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