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Help Keep Our Vans Rolling

Help Keep Our Vans Rolling

Save the date! Giving is Gorges is May 9-10. Daily our vans cover hundreds of miles throughout Tompkins County ensuring that no senior goes hungry. Have you spotted one of our vans? Mark your calendars for May 9th – May 10th! Help Foodnet Meals on Wheels ensure that our neighbors live a life without hunger […]

New Foodnet Executive Director

New Foodnet Executive Director

I am pleased to introduce myself as the new Executive Director of Foodnet Meals on Wheels! Thank you, to our Foodnet Community for your participation, support, and leadership.  You are the heart of this organization, and I look forward to getting to know you over the coming months. I feel honored to join this dynamic […]

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Shows Results

Foodnet Meals on Wheels Shows Results

Meals on Wheels programming has been in the spotlight on various national media platforms after the President’s proposed “Budget Blueprint” to Congress known as the “skinny budget”.  The proposed budget shows cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs, which fund various programs, including the Older Americans Act (OAA) programs.  Older Americans Act Funding supports nutrition programs, […]

Stephen Griffin, Foodnet Founder Retires in 2016

Stephen Griffin, Foodnet Founder Retires in 2016

Griffin, a native of the Syracuse area, graduated from Cornell in 1976 and immediately started to apply his skills, talents, and knowledge to what is now called “food security” for older adults in Tompkins County. Beginning his work with the Salvation Army’s nutrition for the elderly program Griffin drew attention to the unmet nutritional and […]

More than a meal

More than a meal

Our Foodnet families remind us each day about the importance of our mission.  A family member of a Foodnet participant shared their story… I want to let you know personally how valuable your services were to my father and step mom. My father recently passed, and my step mom was recently put at Clare Bridge […]

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The human connection part of Foodnets services are just as important as the meal for so many of our participants.  Each meal is delivered with a safety check and a friendly visit to help our neighbors maintain their independence and quality of life. On May 9th-10th, support Foodnet Meals on Wheels  and celebrate #GvingisGorges!
We are so excited to be part of #GvingisGorges. On May 9th-10th, you can help Foodnet Meals on Wheels ensure that our neighbors live a life without hunger and isolation. One of  Foodnets family members shared their story. Read more about how your generosity impacts our community...I want to let you know personally how valuable Foodnet services were to my father and step mom. My father recently passed, and my step mom, who has dementia recently moved to Clare Bridge. Your meals on wheels program allowed my parents to live an additional three years at home.  It gave our family the peace of mind that one meal was balanced, and that it was something they enjoyed eating. Another hidden value of the services were the Foodnet drivers. If something was out of sorts, a quick call was placed to me to run over and check on them to be sure all was well. Please know Foodnet is much appreciated by our family, and its value to us and the community.
Mark your calendars for May 9th- May 10th!  Help Foodnet Meals on Wheels continue to keep the vans rolling around town and celebrate #GvingisGorges!

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I just love this program!

After 16 years of service as Foodnets Registered Dietitian and Assistant Director, Carolyn Arnold retired on April 7th, 2017.  When Carolyn was asked what she enjoyed most about her time at Foodnet, she said getting to know the participants.  Carolyns dedication to the organization, and commitment to the participants will be missed. We wish Carolyn well in her much deserved retirement.

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Happy trails, Carolyn! We will all miss you. Come back and visit us.

Congratulations Carolyn and thank you for your service. Wishing you well in your retirement!

Have a great retirement. It was so nice to know you and work with you when I was on the Board.

WOW ! Welcome to the world of retiree's. Best wishes to you, Carolyn. It was nice to know and work with you.

My best wishes to Carolyn. Every board meeting she shared a story that could bring a tear to your eye, but also remind you of the important work of Foodnet Meals on Wheels.

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Foodnet Meals on Wheels met with a wonderful group of caring second graders today, and will join another fantastic group on Friday through the Ages & Stages in Our Community project!  This is an intergenerational project involving collaboration between South Hill Elementary School 2nd Grade students, Ithaca College students, and “Community Elders.” All those involved got to learn more about one another and our community through interviews,  activities, and a community service project. Groups shared poems and made 500+ bookmarks and cards for Meals on Wheels recipients. These thoughtful cards and poems will certainly brighten their day.
A special Thank you to Ithaca Talent Education for supporting Foodnet Meals on Wheels at their Peganini & Pie concert last Saturday.  What an extraordinary group of young musicians!