Other Ways to Give

There are so many ways to support the life-saving mission of Meals on Wheels Western Michigan in addition to making a monetary donation. See below for some inspiration! Feel free to contact Michelle Bottrall, Director of Philanthropy, with any questions. She can be reached at mbottrall@mowwm.org or (616) 459-3111 x 112.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is the exact same product prices and shopping features as Amazon.com except Amazon Smile donates .5% of your purchase price eligible products to the charity of your choice. Of course, we hope you’ll choose MOWWM. In order to take advantage of this, you must shop from AmazonSmile.com not Amazon.com. Just head to: https://smile.amazon.com and help a senior every time you shop online!

Annual Food Drive

We welcome businesses/organizations to participate in our annual Meals on Wheels Food Drive. If you would be interested in hosting an internal food drive through the month of October, please contact our Pantry Manager, in early September at 616-364-1104 ext. 201 or dsimmons@mowwm.org to get more details.

Food Donation Items Needed

FOOD ITEMS

  • Low-sugar cereal
  • Low-sugar canned fruits
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Low-sodium soups
  • Canned protein (i.e. tuna, beans peanut butter)
  • Pasta products
  • 100% juice
  • Tomato products
  • Fresh fruits & vegetables
Personal Donation Items Needed

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS & PET FOOD

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Adult diapers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dog & Cat Food

Plant a Row

Plant a row of produce and dedicate the harvest to our Senior Meals Pantry, so clients may enjoy fresh produce.  Local Farms are encouraged to clean their unused produce.

Product Harvesting

We happily accept donations from companies that are close to expiration date, or if there is damaged food or hygiene items that can’t be sold in stores. Regular product donations are always welcome. 

The 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan is proud to participate in Subaru of America, Inc.’s annual Subaru Share the Love® Event to help raise critical funds needed to support our local seniors. When you purchase or lease a new Subaru this holiday season (November 19, 2020, through January 4, 2021), we hope you’ll choose Meals on Wheels as the recipient of a $250 donation. Learn more at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

Direct Your Dollars

Through a partnership with SpartanNash, we have the opportunity to receive $1,000! If you, or someone you know, is an avid shopper at one or more of SpartanNash’s 5 retail stores (Family Fare, D&W, Forest Hills Foods, ValuLand, and VG’s) please turn in your receipts to Meals on Wheels Western Michigan! For every $150,000 gathered in receipts, Meals on Wheels Western Michigan can receive $1,000Receipts may be dropped off or mailed to one of the addresses below.

Independent Food & Fund Drives

Food and/or Fund Drives can be done at any business, church, school or organization at ANY time of the year. Non-perishable food collected goes directly to our Senior Pantry for low-income seniors and funds help support all three of our programs here at MOWWM. Click here to learn more about hosting a drive or event. 

HOST A VIRTUAL FUND DRIVE

Host a virtual fundraiser with your family, friends or coworkers through our GoFundMe Charity site! Raising community support through a fund drive can make a powerful difference in the lives of local seniors struggling to put food on their tables, and is a great virtual way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, or honor a loved one. Contact Lydia with questions or to get help setting up a drive: lvanderhill@mowwm.org or (616) 459-3111 x 139. 

Get your workplace involved

Joining your coworkers to help local seniors is a great way to build teamwork and boost morale. Whether it’s volunteering together, donating a portion of sales, hosting a competition between teams, or hosting a community drive with your clients, you can make a powerful impact in the lives of vulnerable seniors! Be sure to check with your employer to see if they will match your donations. Click here for more information on Corporate Engagement.

Microwaves Needed

We are in need of additional microwaves for our seniors to have for heating their meals.  We have requests for microwaves from our seniors since it is easier than using an oven.  We accept used or new appliances to distribute to those that are in need.

A Message From Our Seniors…

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