Calgary Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit organization established on November 15, 1965 in response to an official request to the United Church Women by the Hospital Chaplaincy Committee of the Calgary Presbytery of the United Church, who expressed concerns that elderly people living alone were being discharged from hospitals with no support system during their convalescence.
Food is a basic need, a life necessity. What we eat or don’t eat affects our mental, emotional and physical well-being. There is a significant population in our city who, for various reasons, are not able to tend to their basic daily nutrition. Calgary Meals on Wheels is proud to provide programs that directly target the issues of poverty, and hunger.
What began as a small operation, delivering meals to eight clients from a church basement has grown into a thriving, innovative production facility that prepares, packages and delivers 1,700 meals each day; more than 420,000 meals a year.