In this Newsletter:
- President and CEO Update
- Featured Recipe: Aloha Slaw
- Senior Spotlight: Robin Goudzwaard
- Senior Pantry Expansion
- Volunteer Spotlights: Martha Dove and Duane Elders
- Our Future is Bright
- FY2020-21 Financial Statement
- Chef’s Specialty
Excerpt: President and CEO Update
While food and gas prices are increasing, our team has been busy focusing on our strategic plan and core values which will enable Meals on Wheels Western Michigan to rise above these challenges in the future. I am truly grateful for their commitment as they struggle to find volunteers, search far and wide for some of the food needed for our meals, and continue to ensure our seniors are fed.
One of our strategic plan initiatives is to find new ways to generate revenue. I am thrilled to share that our new box lunch program, Lunch with a Mission, has launched and will generate much needed revenue to help us meet the increasing demand for our services. Several partner organizations have ordered lunches and are telling us how awesome they are! If you need box lunches for meetings or events, please consider Lunch with a Mission.
Another initiative that has finally come to fruition after many delays in construction is our newly renovated and expanded Senior Pantry. Thanks to everyone who attended our open house. This much anticipated new space now provides opportunities to store more food cost effectively, expands our shopping area and creates space for nutrition education classes.