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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

Getting ready to listen to beautiful music preformed by Ithaca Talent Education musicians! Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Foodnet. Thank you for supporting our work.
Foodnet is accepting applications for a Substitute Meal Delivery Driver.  Applications and resumes are due by 4/27 to Joe Fort at jfort@foodnet.org.  Please share with your networks.  For more information, please call 607-266-9553.
Many thanks to Lorraine Johnson for volunteering her time and talent in presenting Cooking for One or Two.  We sampled a ramen noodle coleslaw, Shakshuka and stuffed apricots while learning about reducing our favorite recipes and shopping hints.
Happy national volunteer week!  Here are two of our volunteers who serve nutritious meals with a smile and friendly visit to our clients at Titus Towers.
We are blessed with their service, along with over 100 other volunteers who serve on our board of directors, help label and pack meals, assist staff at office and special events.
We are grateful for all the past and present volunteers who give their time and talent to make a difference in the lives of those who otherwise might be forgotten in the Ithaca area.
Join us this Saturday at 4pm for the Ithaca Talent Education annual Paganini and Pie concert. This amazing organization is donating the proceeds of ticket sales to Foodnet. We hope to see you there!
Awesome morning participating in Deloitte Impact Day! Consultants from Deloitte and Cornell Students volunteered their time to help us further our Impact and Sustainability Planning effort! Thank you United Way of Tompkins County for the opportunity!
Great turnout at the Senior Living Expo! We are having a great time sharing about our program and learning about other great services in the community!
Please join us Monday April 16 from 10:30-11:30 at Titus Towers community room for Cooking for 1 or 2  This free event is being led by Lorraine Johnson of Cooking up English and Kelly Quinn, Foodnet Meals on Wheels Dietitian and followed by a hot lunch from Foodnet.Interested in attending this free event?  Please call our office at 607 266 9553 to make a reservation by April 13.
We are honored to be a recipient of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards.  The funding will support Foodnet in adding nutrient-dense items to our menu to improve nutritional health among our participants.  Thank you Excellus for investing in improving the health status of the community!