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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 […]

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 […]

Facebook Updates

Thank you Cornell Hospitality Internship Program students and staff for helping us make a difference at our Titus Towers Congregate Meal Site!  We so very much appreciate your support!

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Hey Linda and Joe!

Thank you Willard Treatment Center for donating fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini and peppers to Foodnet Meals on Wheels! 🥒🍅
Thank you Gimme! Coffee for supporting Foodnet Meals on Wheels. For each rally bag of coffee purchased $1 goes to Foodnet! ☕️☕️☕️

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👍 I'll be buying that!

Subaru is donating a 2018 Outback to Foodnet Meals on Wheels!!!  We are deeply honored, and so very proud of our partnership with Meals on Wheels America and Subaru. Thank you, Subaru for helping us improve our ability to reach homebound older adults in Tompkins County! More celebration details to come! #SubaruLovesToHelp

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Congratulations! This is a great help. Thank you to Subaru of America, Inc. and Meals on Wheels America.

Wow! Terrific!

Gimme! Coffee is partnering with Foodnet Meals on Wheels as part of their Rally Cause Coffee Program for 3 months! For every Rally bag sold, $1 will be gifted to Foodnet! Thank you Gimme! Coffee for your generosity and delicious coffee. ☕️☕️☕️
A special thank you to The Image Press for providing us a beautiful wall decal of our logo!

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Nice!

Thank you, Wendy Kellam Franzese for helping to make it happen!

I like it!

Foodnet Meals on Wheels will be closed on July 3rd and 4th!  Have a wonderful holiday!
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