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Blog: An Extra Serving

Your chance to share a holiday wish with Meals on Wheels recipients

As part of the holiday season, we’re asking our supporters to take a minute to share their holiday wishes with the people we serve! We’ll be sharing some of them over the coming days, so please submit yours using the form below by Monday, Dec. 23! Thank you for bringing a little extra holiday cheer […]

Share the Love event again benefits Meals on Wheels

Subaru will donate portion of sales to Meals on Wheels

If you’re car shopping, there’s an extra sweet benefit for choosing a Subaru. When you buy a new vehicle, you can direct Subaru to donate $250 to Meals on Wheels! Through Jan.2, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels is […]

Delivery updates for Wednesday, Nov. 27

Snowy scene

The pre-Thanksgiving storm has brought significant snowfall to some parts of the metro. In situations such as these, staff at our neighborhood programs must consider the safety of our volunteers and clients when making decisions about whether the day’s deliveries will go out. We’re updating this list as we receive news of delivery cancellations. If […]

Everything you need to know about Meals on Heels 2019

Meals on Heels attendees

The 11th edition of Meals on Heels on Thursday, Aug. 15, is poised to be the best one yet! With 13 great local restaurants joining, a beautiful setting on the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island Pavilion and a raffle and auction jam-packed with great items, we can’t wait for this year’s event. And the best […]

The Meals on Heels mega-restaurant preview!

Catrinas chicken tinga tostada

This year’s Meals on Heels restaurant lineup is set! The food is always a highlight of our big summer party to support Meals on Wheels and this year’s lineup may just be the best yet! Read on to see what of each of the 13 restaurants joining us at Nicollet Island on Aug. 15 will […]

A tribute to two longtime volunteers

Rod and Marge Jenkins, longtime Meals on Wheels volunteers

“Once we get started, we don’t back off.” That about sums it up for Rod Jenkins when it comes to how he and his wife Marge operate. When it comes to marriage, it’s been 68 years for them. They enjoy camping – so much that they’ve laid their heads down in 47 different states, and […]

Don’t miss these two great summer events!

Food Truck Rally aerial view

Summer’s in full swing, and that means ’tis the season for two great events where you can have a blast while supporting Meals on Wheels. First is the family-friendly Meals on Wheels Northeast Food Truck Rally and then comes the fashion- and food-forward  Meals on Heels in August. Read on to learn more about each […]

After a hard winter, a tribute to our volunteers

Virginia Reilly

The past winter was a rough one, even by Minnesota standards. Many of us have been inconvenienced by the snow, ice and cold at some point, but extreme winters can be even more difficult for those with limited mobility. Most Meals on Wheels recipients fall into this category. The daily visit offered by our volunteers […]

How Meals on Wheels volunteers fight loneliness

Bonnie, a Meals on Wheels recipient

Without fail at lunchtime, Bonnie is in the lobby of her Minneapolis apartment complex waiting, welcoming in the volunteers serving the day’s meals to her and her neighbors. Quick with a smile when the volunteers enter, she’ll offer her thoughts on the best approach to delivering the day’s meals to her neighbors in the high […]

Meet meal recipients: Bjorn and Anne-Lise

Meals on Wheels recipients Bjorn and Anne-Lise

“It’s huge, because sometimes I wonder if they are eating enough. It’s been a godsend.” That’s how Tom describes what Meals on Wheels means to him and his parents, Bjorn and Anne-Lise. When his parents both started suffering from early-onset dementia, Tom and his siblings approached them about getting Meals on Wheels. They were worried […]

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