September is National Preparedness Month. Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is doing its part to be sure our homebound neighbors have access to nutritious food, no matter what Old Man Winter and Mother Nature might have in store.
Along with regular meals, YMOW client care associates and volunteers deliver shelf-stable food to clients at least twice a year. Inside these boxes are hearty staples like beef stew and chicken, as well as beverages, fruit and condiments.
Each box is stuffed with enough shelf-stable products to assemble six full meals. It even includes suggested ways to combine the foods to create breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
YMOW does its best to ensure that every client has at least three meals on hand at all times – enough to get them through an entire day without delivery.
“We can rest assured that our clients will not go hungry when weather or another emergency prevents us from delivering meals,” YMOW Executive Director Alison Foreman said.