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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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On Friday, June 16th, Foodnet Meals on Wheels hosted our annual picnic celebrating the 30th year of service in Tompkins County.

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Looks like it was fun! Sorry I was out of town!

Matching aprons! It was a pleasure to be serving our guests

Beautiful fruit platter

The marchers from Foodnet and one of our vans represent in the Ithaca Festival Parade.

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Looking forward to your picnic Friday!

Getting ready for the Ithaca Parade!

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Foodnet Meals on Wheels in the Ithaca Fest Parade

A special Thank you toTompkins Weekly for sharing extra papers with our participants! The generous staff at this wonderful newspaper make it possible for many of our participants to receive the weekly paper with their meals! ... See MoreSee Less

Foodnet Meals on Wheels will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. ... See MoreSee Less

The celebration of Older Americans Month continues at Foodnet!  Today, we felt honored to receive a special visit from Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton. She met with our staff and helped to deliver meals! Here are a few highlights.

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Thank you Assemblywoman Lifton! Looks like a good day!

Thank you, Barbara!

In honor of Older Americans Month, Legislator Anna Kelles, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrands staff representative, Niambé Tomlinson visited Foodnet today!  We are so very appreciative, and thank you for helping us celebrate our elders in this community.  Here are a few highlights!
America, Lets Do Lunch
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