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 Lydia Vanderhill, Development Specialist, with any questions. She can be reached at email@example.com or (616) 459-3111 x 139.
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. Over the past 13 years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.5 million meals nationwide to seniors in need through their Subaru Share the Love Event. When you purchase or lease a new Subaru this holiday season, select Meals on Wheels as the recipient of a $250 donation. Learn more at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
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 616-459-3111 ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details.
Food Donation Items Needed
- 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
- Shampoo & conditioner
- 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.
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.
Vehicle Donations are a unique and impactful giving option. Your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, SUV or even plane can be accepted as a donation. Your generosity qualifies for a tax deduction and we’ll do all the heavy lifting. The pick-up is free and we’ll schedule it during a time that’s convenient for you. Call 855-500-RIDE (7433) or click here to get started!
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 $1,000! Receipts 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: email@example.com 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.
We are in need of additional countertop 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 countertop microwaves to distribute to those that are in need.