Ways to support Meals on Wheels this holiday season

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Many folks are already thinking about how they can give back during Thanksgiving and the holiday season. With Thanksgiving and other holidays centered around a shared meal, what better way to help your neighbors than by pitching in to ensure they have access to nutritious food during the holidays and beyond?

Here are a few options for you and your family to get involved with Meals on Wheels as we look toward the holidays.

Make your gift go further on Give to the Max Day

If you make your gift Nov. 1-16, as part of Give to the Max Day, you can unlock a matching donation from the Richard M. Schulze Foundation. Minnesota’s largest online giving event, Give to the Max Day also offers the opportunity to unlock more than 150 bonus prizes for Meals on Wheels.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery and Volunteer Opportunities

Most of our Meals on Wheels programs deliver an extra meal for reheating in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. With programs still serving 40% more individuals than prior to the pandemic, many are in need of regular volunteers.

Programs are especially in need of volunteers during the winter when many regular volunteers head to warmer locations or don’t feel comfortable on the roads. Learn more about volunteering for Meals on Wheels.

Information on Meals Served Only on Thanksgiving Day

Loaves and Fishes operates a number of dining sites throughout the Twin Cities. If you are looking for a meal or to volunteer specifically on Thanksgiving, contact them at 612-377-9810 to learn more about their plans to serve people around the holiday.

Support Meals on Wheels through Target Circle

If you’re a Target shopper, you can support Meals on Wheels through the Target Circle program. Make sure to vote by Dec. 31.

Here are the steps to vote for Metro Meals on Wheels:

Step 1: Choose “My Target” in the Target app

Step 2: Tap on “Target Circle”

Step 3: Select “Vote for nonprofits”

Step 4: Find us & vote! Metro Meals on Wheels will only appear if your Target store is set to one of 17 Twin Cities Target locations. You can change your location to one of these participating stores to cast your votes: St. Paul Midway, East St. Paul, North St. Paul, Roseville T1, St. Paul Highland Park, Woodbury Valley Creek Plaza, Woodbury Commerce Drive, Shoreview, Oakdale, Mpls Nicollet Mall, East Lake Street and Hwy 55, Mpls Uptown W Lake St & Fremont Ave, Minneapolis NE, Minneapolis Dinkytown, St. Louis Park Hwy 100, Fridley, Crystal.

For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle at target.com/circle.