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Volunteer shares call to nursing with Meals on Wheels

YMOW volunteer Jackie Reid was approaching senior citizen status herself when she finally realized her dream of earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing. For her final thesis paper, Jackie chose to write about the unmet needs of the senior population – something that has long been a focus for her as a health professional. Today, ...

See you at First Thursday Food Trucks August 5

YMOW’s series of First Thursday Food Truck events continues from 5-8 p.m. August 5. Stop by to enjoy delicious vegan choices from Shimmy Shack or burgers, sandwiches and fries from Good Eats. Grab a coffee, smoothie or pastry from Bearclaw Coffee Co. and a frozen treat from Kona Ice. Music will be provided by local ...

YMOW preparing volunteer of quarter for a lifetime of service

As a sociology student at University of Michigan, Kailey Whitted is preparing for a lifetime of service to others. And as a volunteer for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, she’s getting firsthand exposure to the needs of the community and the ways she and others can help. As part of a University of Michigan class called ...

YMOW is in the news!

Read how YMOW and five other local organizations will benefit from the largest-ever gift to the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund. https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/features/gousseff0586.aspx ...

Couple’s dedication to YMOW lives on through endowment fund

Jim and Marla Gousseff’s dedication to YMOW and their homebound neighbors lives on through gifts to six Ypsilanti organizations, including Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels will received a $200,000 endowment from The James W. (Jim) and Marla J. Gousseff Fund, part of a $1.8 million estate gift to the Ypsilanti Area Community ...

Keegen Carty is YMOW’s new office manager

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 ...

Pi(e) & a Pint is back March 12-14

JOIN US FOR A FREE CONCERT VIA FACEBOOK LIVE AT 3:14 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 14 Support your homebound neighbors March 12-14 with the purchase of a slice of pie and a cool beverage from Ypsilanti Food Co-op. $5 from every $10 Pi(e) & a Pint helps Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels provide food and support to ...

Cook like a chef, eat like a king!

ORDER TICKETS YMOW is teaming up with Zingerman’s to offer a fun and tasty way to support our homebound neighbors. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a delicious meal and virtual cooking demonstration by a Zingerman’s chef. Every package purchased includes a two-hour class and food for two people. Please note, the deadline to ...

For Volunteer of the Quarter, visits are more important than ever

Vera Felk-Spraetz looked forward to her weekly visits with the folks on her mini route just as much as the clients looked forward to her knock on their door each Wednesday. Then, everything changed. The new distancing rules and the need for a mask wasn’t the hard part, Vera said. The hard part was and ...
 

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