Thank you for supporting Red Deer Meals on Wheels!

There is seriously nothing better than 2 Burgers of the Month and our Red Deer and area has really stepped up to get behind this program.  Thank You!

Roxanne Martin served as our 2nd Red Deer Guest Chef, helping to create the “You Grow Girl”.   Her burger included a brown rice, walnut & black bean patty, jalapeño jack cheese, avocado crema, chipotle aioli, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, sliced onion and pickles on a potato roll! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Roxanne’s charity of choice, Red Deer Meals on Wheels.

As a local foodie and food blogger, Roxanne is passionate about great food and believes that no one should go without a decent meal!  Not only does food nourish us, but it also brings us together and it’s that connection piece that is so powerful in Roxanne’s eyes.  My grandmother passed away last year; we were able to deliver some meals to her while she was isolated before she passed. It made all the difference for her. My elderly neighbor lost his wife and broke his hip recently; I’ve seen firsthand how much a meal can bring us together and can make a difference in someone’s day.”  She is grateful these services exist in our community and knows just how essential they have been through the pandemic, not just helping to meet people’s basic needs, but providing a social and caretaking lifeline for those unable to cook for themselves.

Red Deer Meals on Wheels has been in operation since 1979, providing a hot, nutritious noonday meal to those unable to prepare or obtain one for themselves.  They have close to 50 volunteers who help deliver approximately 20,000 meals a year.  Donations help ensure they can continue to support their clients with nutritious and affordable meals.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of their organization; they are always looking to recruit volunteers to deliver meals and to serve on their Board of Directors.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Roxanne helped us hand over $972 to Red Deer Meals on Wheels today (Friday, April 23rd).  Thanks to the continued amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $75,000 to local charities over the past 50 months!  THANK-YOU!

The April Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “OH DEER”!  Created with Guest Chefs Ted Emmett, Ryan Lund, Dustin Moore and Kevin Walsh of the Oh, Deer…podcast.   It’s a ground elk burger, topped with bacon jam, Troubled Monk open road bbq sauce, mac n’ cheese smash patty, crumbled sweet heat doritos and Troubled Monk rebels red beer battered onion ring on a brioche bun! $2 from every burger sold will do directly to Heros Hockey and their efforts to launch a SuperHEROS program to serve Red Deer and area.

 

For more information contact:

 

Louise Lamberigts

Program Co-ordinator

Red Deer Meals on Wheels

403.340.2511

rdmealsonwheels@shaw.ca

Roxanne Martin

Mar RD BOTM Guest Chef

403.588.8484

roxanne.m@shaw.ca

@reddeereats

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

From L-R: Dennis Philpott with Red Deer Meals on Wheels, Roxanne Martin the Red Deer March BOTM Guest Chef, Louise Lamberigts with Meals on Wheels, Melody Palko Assistant GM Cilantro and Chive Red Deer, Chef Ryan Poole Cilantro and Chive Red Deer, and David Gillespie with Meals on Wheels.  A total of $972 from “You Grow Girl” burger sales in March was turned over to Red Deer Meals on Wheels today, April 23rd.

Roxanne Martin, the March Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer and the “You Grow Girl” burger.  It included, a brown rice, walnut & black bean patty, jalapeño jack cheese, avocado crema, chipotle aioli, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, sliced onion and pickles on a potato roll! $2 from every burger sold went directly to Roxanne’s charity of choice, Red Deer Meals on Wheels.

 

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