“I always have it here. I didn’t know what I was going to do,” the 72-year-old said. So when she learned of Arbor Brewing Company’s offer to provide 15 Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels clients with a full Thanksgiving feast for themselves and their families, she couldn’t have been happier.
Thanks to Arbor Brewing Company, Joyce and her family will enjoy a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans.
“I love to cook,” said Joyce. And while she will miss preparing the holiday meal for her family this year, she’s grateful to have them gathered around her table, no matter who did the cooking.
“It’s the point of having dinner together. That’s the important part,” said Joyce. She will welcome her son, stepsons, granddaughters and her brand new great grandson to her table.
Fourteen other YMOW clients also will gather with their families to enjoy a feast provided by Arbor Brewing Company.
“As we stop to count our blessings this Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for community partners like Arbor Brewing Company,” said Alison Foreman, Executive Director at YMOW. “Their gift not only allows our homebound seniors to enjoy dinner with their family, it allows them to revisit a time when cooking and a houseful of people were normal parts of the holiday. Food is so empowering.”
As she continues to recover from her fall, Joyce can count on YMOW to provide the nutrition she needs to heal. And thanks to the generosity of donors and the community, hundreds of others can rely on YMOW for meals, a friendly visit, and the knowledge that we’re always here to help.