Starbucks began donating to Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels in 2016. The company regularly donates unsold but edible breakfast sandwiches, pastries, bagels pre-packaged Bistro Paks to YMOW clients. The Bistro Paks include things like hard-boiled eggs, grapes, sliced apples, cheese, wraps, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Donations from the Starbucks locations in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor arrive every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and delivered to clients on the following delivery day.
“Our clients love the Starbucks items because they cannot regularly afford these items and do not have the means of getting to a Starbucks to purchase items independently. It’s an additional treat our clients look forward to,” YMOW Volunteer Manager Jessica Cichowlas said.