Meals on Wheels Edmonton looking for new volunteers

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Meals on Wheels Edmonton is looking for 70 new volunteers to help out in both the kitchen and to get drivers to deliver meals to those who need them.

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The Spring into Volunteering recruitment drive is looking for some dedicated Edmontonians who can commit to regular and ongoing shifts.

Tim Hanson, fund development manager with Meals On Wheels, said that they’re looking for people who are in it for the long haul. “Our volunteers in the kitchen are a pretty tight-knit group. They get to know one another and those delivering the meals get to know their clients pretty good, too.”

Last year Meals on Wheels produced an average of 1,200 meals every day across all their programs. More than 300,000 meals were produced in 2021, volunteers worked more than 50,000 hours and drove more than 156,000 km to 4,600 unique clients.

“We’ve been pretty lucky over that past couple of years of the pandemic. While our client base has nearly doubled to an all-time high, the community still recognizes the urgency in the city so they have really been able to get behind us and support us, not just in the donations kind of way, but coming by and lending a hand too,” said Hanson.

The Meals on Wheels kitchen is open five days a week Monday to Friday with morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Daily deliveries happen between 10 am and 1 pm five days a week.

“In our most recent survey of our volunteers, everyone expressed a keen willingness to continue with us because they enjoyed giving back to their community and the social connections they were making, not just with the staff and volunteers but with the clients as well,” said Hanson.

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