Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels
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Proposed federal budget cuts are threatening some services hundreds of Washtenaw County residents depend on.

WEMU

A lot of attention is being focused on a Washtenaw County senior housing complex because of malfunctioning equipment in the building that has residents feeling trapped and unsafe.  But the situation is not only affecting the elderly. 


Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels

The Walmart Foundation will help feed senior citizens in need in our area.


Meals on Wheels
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Thanks to Meals on Wheels volunteers, senior citizens in need will have a hot meal this Christmas.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.


Bob Eccles

The holidays can be a sad time for the elderly and the home-bound, but Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is making sure they can look forward to a hot meal and some good company.


Grant Means New Van For Meal Delivery Service

Aug 21, 2014
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Delivering meals to 200 homebound people across eastern Washtenaw County each day puts a lot of miles on delivery vehicles.

 

Some relief is on the way for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels in the form of a brand-new Ford Transit Connect delivery van, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund

Homebound Rely On Meals On Wheels For Hot Meal

Aug 21, 2014
Bob Eccles

A fleet of half a dozen vans and a cadre of dedicated volunteers make it possible for about 200 homebound eastern Washtenaw County residents to enjoy a hot meal every weekday. 

89.1 WEMU's Bob Eccles rode along on an Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels route Wednesday, and found out that many of the organization's clients are like 94 year-old Cecil Waters.


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Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels Executive Director Alison Foreman's first year on the job was anything but ordinary.

Just four weeks into the job, she faced a government shutdown that threatened to put her program out of business. 

Since then, things have gone much more smoothly. 

Foreman says they've been able to eliminate a long waiting list, and plan to bring back Friday delivery of a frozen meal for customers to enjoy on Saturday.