COVID-19 Response

You have been a hero to seniors. Thank you for your support which has made it possible for us to adjust to the changing situations caused by this pandemic.  Our entire team is committed to making sure that no senior is without healthy food and your continued support helps us do this. 

When even a simple trip to the grocery store can put an older person at great risk, it is more important than ever to care for our seniors.  To that end we have made necessary safety changes in our delivery systems to assure the health of seniors, volunteers and staff.  We have implemented a new distribution method at the Senior Pantry on Fuller and Pantry Mobile Sites are back up and running. Delivery has continued for Home Delivered Meal Clients and this will continue to be done in the safest way possible.   And those who were receiving lunches at our Neighborhood Dining Sites are now able to procure their lunches through a touchless delivery of grab and go meals at designated pick up locations. A virus will not stop us from providing healthy food safely and responsibly. 

Since the start of this pandemic, more seniors than ever before have come to us looking for food.  Making sure that no senior goes to bed hungry is going to take a heroic effort.  Seniors need more people ready to step up than ever before. Please help us feed our local seniors by making a financial gift today. 

Sincerely,

Brewster Hamm

CEO, Meals on Wheels Western Michigan

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COVID-19 RESPONSE SINCE MARCH 12, 2020

116,055 meals delivered to homebound seniors

3,487 Emergency Meal Boxes delivered, each containing 14 shelf stable meals

129,810 pounds of food provided to older adults

There’s nothing more important during times like this than to come together as a community.

Emergency Wish List

Home Delivered Wish List

  1. Hand Sanitizer – for our drivers to apply between deliveries
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Dish Soap
  4. Hand Soap
  5. Kleenex
  6. Vegetable Peeler
  7. Electric Can Opener

Food Pantry Wish List

Boxes – Due to us moving to a grab and go basis, we need boxes to box our clients food up. 

Food Items

  1. Low-sugar Cereal
  2. Low-sugar Canned Fruits
  3. Low-sodium Canned Vegetables
  4. Low-sodium Soups
  5. Canned Protein (i.e. tuna, beans, peanut butter)
  6. Pasta Products
  7. 100% Juice
  8. Tomato Products
  9. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Personal Care Items & Pet Food

  1. Toilet Paper
  2. Paper Towel
  3. Kleenex
  4. Shampoo & Conditioner
  5. Soap
  6. Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  7. Adult Diapers
  8. Cleaning Supplies
  9. Dog & Cat Food

Drop Off Locations

Thank You To Our Emergency Response Partners

Meals on Wheels America

Heart of West Michigan United Way

Perrigo

Cook Foundation

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