The featured partner this month is Metro Meals on Wheels! Metro Meals on Wheels is the association of 32 Meals on Wheels programs in the Twin Cities. What Meals on Wheels provides is fresh nutritious food delivered right to client’s doors, as well as a daily visit from a volunteer. They serve seniors and people living with disabilities in the Twin Cities. Their services provide the basic need of healthy meal, as well as allowing people to live in their own home longer and maintain independence.
This past year Meals on Wheels took the exciting step of opening their own kitchen, The Kitchen of Opportunities, through a partnership with Open Arms of Minnesota and Urban Ventures. This new kitchen brings the food preparation in house, and in turn will reduce costs and provide healthier, more customizable menu options. Meals on Wheels has began the process of integrating some of their member programs into using the kitchen, and it is expected that up to $200,000 in annual food costs will be saved by local programs.
Meals on Wheels’ biggest event of the year is right around the corner! The annual cocktail party, Meals on Heels, will be taking place on August 17, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. All the proceeds from the event go to support Metro Meals on Wheels. Included in each ticket is access to samplings of food and drinks from top restaurants and breweries in the Twin Cities, entertainment from Tim Mahoney, raffles and other games, and of course entrance into the Swank Soles Contest. For event and ticket information visit the Meals on Heels website, or their Facebook page.
Metro Meals on Wheels relies on the generous support of those in the community who believe in their work. You can donate or volunteer to Metro Meals on Wheels, or head to their website to learn more about them.