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Subaru Donates a 2018 Outback to Foodnet Meals on Wheels!

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 […]

Subaru’s Tenth Annual Share the Love Event®

Subaru’s Tenth Annual Share the Love Event®

Foodnet Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season! Foodnet Meals on Wheels is proud to announce that it will be participating in the tenth annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the […]

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 […]

Facebook Updates

Thank you so much Cornell Club of Ithaca for including Foodnet Meals on Wheels in the Cornell Cares Day Event!  We are thrilled to have freshly painted bathrooms and staff break room!  We are touched that you volunteered your Saturday with us.
A very kind group of Belle Sherman Kindergartners made place-mats and cards for some of our Congregate meal participants!  As part of their learning about community and volunteerism, we spoke to the class about our meal delivery services.
We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Lifelong TCSCC! Starting January 23rd, Lifelong will host one of our social dining rooms every Tuesday at 11:30am-1:00pm. Questions? Contact our office to learn more. 607-266-9553
Trying a new menu item today... Sicilian Style Cod!

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Sure smells good over here!

Sounds good too!

Seems like a great recipe!!

Given the dangerous temperatures and weather conditions, Foodnet Meals on Wheels will be closed tomorrow, Friday January 5, 2018. Our Blizzard Bags have been delivered! ... See MoreSee Less

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Same with us!

Bless you & your drivers for all you do.

We are pleased to announce that Jon Carlton has been promoted as Foodnets Finance & Administrative Services Manager!  Jons role includes leadership responsibility for financial management and administrative operations.

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Congratulations Jon!

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Excellent news! We are so fortunate to have Jon’s knowledge, expertise and experience at Foodnet.

This was a very good strategic move for Jon and the future of Foodnet. Congratulations!

Congrats Jon Carlton!

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A special thank you to our community for helping us spread the word about the 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event! Over the past nine years, Subaru of America, Inc. and its retailers have helped the nationwide Meals on Wheels network deliver more than 1.7 MILLION MEALS to seniors in need. #SharetheLove ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Holidays from Foodnet!  We will be closed 12/24/2017, 12/25/2017 and 1/1/2018.  Our holiday meals have been delivered! See you next year!
We are feeling the holiday spirit over here with the help of our community restaurants and caterers.  Thank you again to Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca, Kilpatricks Publick House, AGAVA, Brookdale Ithaca, Gola Osteria, and Cornell Catering.  Also thank you to the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County childrens program for making place-mats!  What a day!
We delivered thank you letters to  Maguire Family of Dealerships for their generosity to the community and their  participation of the #SharetheLove campaign, which runs now through January 2nd.  #Subaru #SharetheLove #MealsonWheels #MaguireSubaru