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Serving up meals for 50 Years! 

Fifty years ago this month (January 15, 1973) marks the first delivery of meals by South Minneapolis Meals on Wheels (SMMOW)!  Then-Nokomis-Heights-Lutheran member, Ann Zickert, and Birdie Nash of Holy Name Catholic Church answered the request of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches to address the need for delivered meals to elderly and disabled residents.  Their efforts, along with MANY volunteer hours and donations over the past 50 years has led to an organization that is still going strong today. 


Fun Fact - The original meals were delivered on REAL dinner plates with plastic domes to keep the food hot and were transported in heavy, wooden boxes with room for six meals.   The plates/domes were picked up the next day and were not necessarily clean!  We’ve lightened that load considerably, but are still a great option for those in need!


Please consider a donation to celebrate this important milestone by heading to our “Give Meals” page and select “Give Now Donate”. You could also sign up to deliver meals on the “Give Meals” page, select “Volunteer Sign Up”.



Whether it's time or financial resources, we appreciate your investment. You're a valuable asset to our success.


Sign up for a meal schedule or pay for meals. We look forward to serving you and bringing deliciousness to your door with a smile.



Find out about our staff and board members and the people who make meals on wheels possible for you.

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Our mission is to serve people in our service area who cannot shop for groceries and have difficulty putting together a healthy meal for themselves. We provide a friendly face and healthy food for those in need.


Meals are delivered by friendly volunteers from area churches at noontime Monday through Friday. Weekend meals are available as well, and they are delivered with the meal on Friday.


Have questions? Visit our Frequently asked questions. If there is a question you have that is not answered, please don't hesitate to email us at

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