YMOW’s new office manager, Keegen Carty, literally learned of YMOW’s impact on the community from the ground up.
While working at Frog Holler Farm, Keegen became aware of Food Gatherers, and in turn, the produce that is donated to Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels each week.
“I’m a big believer in everyone having access to nutritious food,” said Keegen, who became a delivery volunteer in late 2020. When the office manager position opened up just months later, he didn’t waste a moment.
“This is definitely right in my wheelhouse,” said Keegen, who holds a degree in business management, with a focus in human resources. He said he hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help YMOW offer food and support to more of his Ypsilanti neighbors.
As the point person between YMOW and the people served, Keegen said he looks forward to getting to know each and every client and doing what he can to meet their needs.
“It’s really impactful work to know that we may be someone’s only contact with outside people,” Keegen said. “We can be a light in someone’s life by doing something as simple as dropping off a meal.”
Keegen enjoys theater, yoga, being outdoors, gardening and his two cats, Mowgli and Lola.