The Mustard Seed has launched its Dinner2Door program which delivers hot meals to Edmontonians in need who are unable to access regular food programming due to isolation or social distancing. The contactless-delivery system ensures those living in poverty still have access to warm meals even during such unprecedented times.
“We are currently delivering 1,500 meals per week throughout Edmonton,” says Megan Schuring, The Mustard Seed’s Director of Community Development. “And the need is still great.”
Mustard Seed Volunteers safely prepare, freeze, and package “take-away” meals, which are then delivered to the doors of registered individuals and families across the city, five times a week. In compliance with COVID-19 protocols outlined by Alberta Health Services, volunteers maintain safe social spacing at all times.
The Program has received positive feedback; especially from those who are vulnerable and find it difficult to access warm nutritious meals on a regular basis.
“It’s a god sent I have something to eat and for so many others, this program fills in their basic needs,” said Jerry, a participant in the program.