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Subaru Donates a 2018 Outback to Foodnet Meals on Wheels!
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its commitment to support local communities nationwide, Subaru of America, Inc. is donating a Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle to Foodnet, in partnership with Meals on Wheels America. On average each month, Foodnet drives 9,229 miles to deliver meals throughout all of Tompkins County. The […]
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
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
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
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
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 […]