Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan delivers so much more than a nutritious daily meal to our frail, homebound seniors who are unable to prepare meals and often alone. Compassion, companionship and peace of mind is another kind of nourishment that we provide for seniors in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties. Meals on Wheels enables folks to live with independence and dignity in their own homes.
The Meals on Wheels with Love” campaign kicks off its summer fundraising program from August 1st to September 15th.
Businesses throughout the 5 counties we service in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford, are
pitching in by selling plates and collecting donations through our familiar Meals on Wheels car banks. So, support
those businesses that support our program.
Meals On Wheels Operating on Tighter Budget
Meals on Wheels will have less money to feed seniors this fiscal year.
Due to the federal sequester set in motion earlier this year, thousands are gone from the Meals On Wheels budget.
According to the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Traverse City who oversees Meals On Wheels in five counties, $50,000 is gone from the new budget.
Now the organization is forced to raise $100,000, twice their usual fundraising goal, to cover the loss of funding from the government.
To supplement the lost funds Meals On Wheels is working with food rescue, accepting donated food items, and utilizing more local produce. They are also trying to find new ways to raise money.
Meals On Wheels is in need of more volunteers. For details on how to help call 1.800.632.7334.
Employment opportunity – Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator
- Client Coordination: client intake and coordination, in-home assessments (depending up background), back-up Meals on Wheels driver as needed, greeting cards for volunteers/staff/clients.
- Financial Support: attendance records and reports, client statements/billing, deposits, accounts payable, inventory.
- Program Support: Recruit, train, and oversee volunteer/staff Congregate Site Coordinators, menu coordination, staff training assistance, fundraising/grant writing assistance.