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Blog: An Extra Serving

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 […]

Weather-related delivery update for the week of Jan. 28

Minneapolis in Winter

This week’s weather has brought significant snowfall followed by predicted dangerous wind chills throughout the Twin Cities. 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. In late fall, our neighborhood programs deliver shelf-stable […]

Share Holiday Wishes with Meals on Wheels Recipients

Share your holiday wishes with Meals on Wheels recipients like Kathleen

We say often that Meals on Wheels is about more than just the meals. When we can, we like to share simple messages with the people that we serve to let them know that their neighbors are thinking about them. Please take a minute to share your holiday message here and we’ll share them with […]

You can now give the gift of Meals on Wheels

‘Tis the Season! As we find ourselves shopping for friends and family at the most giving time of the year, we’re introducing a way to give the gift of Meals on Wheels to someone you care about. This year, give a Meals on Wheels gift certificate to someone you love! Gift a week’s worth of meals […]

How will you Share the Love?

Share the Love with with seniors this holiday season when you buy or lease a new Subaru! From now until Jan. 2 $250 will go to a charity of your choice when you purchase your Subaru — one of those charities being Meals on Wheels! For the 11th year in a row Subaru has chosen […]

A Guide to the Thanksgiving Season with Meals on Wheels

Join Meals on Wheels for the Walk to End Hunger

From the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving to information on holiday meal delivery, here’s your guide to everything you need to know regarding Meals on Wheels during the Thanksgiving season. Information on volunteering on Thanksgiving Walk to End Hunger The most fun – and most family-friendly way – to give back this Thanksgiving is […]

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