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Introducing the Meals on Wheels Kitchen of Opportunities

Chef Kris Almsted carved this watermelon with the Meals on Wheels logo for the Kitchen of Opportunities Grand Opening

As a retired registered nurse, Judy knows the value of good nutrition when it comes to staying healthy. And as someone who gets Meals on Wheels, she also appreciates healthy food that also tastes good. Judy, who is 72 and lives in Brooklyn Park, signed up for Meals on Wheels about a year ago when […]

What does the President’s proposed budget mean for Meals on Wheels?

A Meals on Wheels sample meal with pork

After President Trump sent a blueprint budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to Congress, there’s rightfully been concern in the Meals on Wheels community about potential funding cuts to local programs. We have been inspired by so many Meals on Wheels supporters during this time and would like to take this opportunity to answer a few […]

Caregiving in Quicksand: When even positive change is really hard

Flowers in a window

Because Meals on Wheels is a valued resource for caregivers, we aim to provide information that caregivers may find useful. This post is part of an occasional series called “Caregiving in Quicksand,” a personal look at being a caregiver by Marketing Director Lauren Edstrom. It’s truly amazing how we can feel totally together one moment, […]

Your chance to Share the Love

From now until January 3, when you buy or lease a Subaru, $250 from your purchase will go to a charity of your choice. One of four charities you will have opportunity to choose is Meals on Wheels! Meals on Wheels is participating in the Share the Love event for the ninth year in a […]

Meals on Wheels is featured on Humans of Minneapolis

We’re excited to announce that a few humans from the Meals on Wheels family will be featured as Humans of Minneapolis in the coming days! Stephanie Glaros, creator of the “Humans of Minneapolis” project, focuses on making connections between people. She works to encourage empathy and get us to recognize the things that we have […]

Thanksgiving options for volunteers and those looking for meals

On a day centered around a big meal, no one should have to think about where their Thanksgiving meal is coming from. Every Meals on Wheels program offers an option of receiving frozen or cold meals in advance so that clients will have a meal available on Thanksgiving and the days following it. A number […]

3M employees and retirees can unlock matching gifts Nov. 7-18!

3M and its employees have a long history of supporting Meals on Wheels. For example, 3M’s workplace delivery teams are some of the longest-serving Meals on Wheels volunteer teams around. Now, thanks to the 3M Foundation, employees have another opportunity to show their support for local seniors and people with disabilities through the 3Mgives Thanksgiving […]

Make your donation go further on Give to the Max Day!

Minnesota’s biggest day of online giving is back Nov. 17 and we’re inviting you to help make it a special day for Meals on Wheels. A generous group of donors has stepped forward to provide $1 match for every $2 raised toward our goal of $25,000 on Give to the Max Day! If we reach […]

How we help meal recipients prepare for winter

Fall is in full swing, and with this comes colder temperatures. Meals on Wheels has a program that works to ensures people who get meals will have food, even when the weather doesn’t permit the regular meal delivery. Because we all know planning ahead for winter is important, volunteers will pack more than 10,000 shelf-stable […]

Everything you need to know about voting, either at the polls or from home!

Election Day is fast-approaching and this year it is important as ever to get out to the polls and vote. For many people though, getting to the polls can be very difficult and really a big task. Luckily there are many options and ways to vote that make is easy for everyone. Below is a […]

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