Meals on Wheels / Det Kærlige Måltid
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who prepare meals for families experiencing trauma or life-threatening illness. These volunteers bring colorful, nourishing, and tasty meals to fellow citizens in need for free for eight weeks.
“Meals on Wheels is a supplement to medicine and medical treatment,” says the founder Charlotte Thyberg. In 2017, she experienced the importance of ‘caring meals’ first-hand in the United States where the Ceres Community Project has prepared healthy meals for families dealing with illness since 2006.
The volunteers are often young people between the age of 15 to 25. They experience the importance of caring and helping others in their community, while learning about cooking, health, food waste, and kitchen hygiene.
Here are a couple of quotes from volunteers:
"Being a volunteer at Meals on Wheels is truly life-affirming, as we all know someone who currently is or has been ill."
"We write letters to make it more personal. We want the recipients to know that we enjoyed preparing their meal and that we hope they will like it."
The organization is financed through sponsorships, donations, foundations, and collaboration with different partners. At Scanmarket we’re proud to contribute to this amazing initiative.