Our Silver Platter Sponsor for August 2, 2017 is Wegmans

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for August 2nd, 2017 is Wegmans. Thank you Wegmans for "Adopting A Day" of Meals with Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.  If you would like to "Adopt-A-Day" of Meals and be one of our Silver Platter Sponsors; call 315-478-5948 ext 205 or email community@meals.org.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse - Delivering Fresh Blueberries Friday July 21st

On Sunday, July 16th thoughtful people picked and donated 8 gallons of blueberries to Meals on Wheels of Syracuse to help feed our homebound neighbors. Meals on Wheels was able to package 330 cups of blueberries planned to be a fresh dessert in their meal Friday, July 21st.

The event was organized at Emmi's Farms in Balwindsville by Mary McCandless, the Editor of Women of Upstate New York Magazine.  The many people who attended and picked blueberries were asked to donate a portion of what they picked to Meals on Wheels of Syracuse and a few other non-profits who help seniors. This is the third year Meals on Wheels of Syracuse has benefited from the kindness of Ms. McCandless's event.  The blueberry picking event followed a strawberry picking event held a few weeks earlier that Ms. McCandless organized.

Many Meals on Wheels meal recipients can thank Mary McCandless and Women of Upstate Magazine for a freshly picked, nutritious and tasty dessert in their meal.  Thank you Mary.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Thanks Cushman&Wakefield Pyramid Brokerage Company

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Thanks Cushman&Wakefield Pyramid Brokerage Company for delivering to our homebound seniors and the disabled of Syracuse NY.  To get involved with Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse visit www.meals.org.

Blueberry Picking at Emmi's Farm on July 16th, 2017 to benefit Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse

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Get involved in our local community with blueberry picking at Emmi’s Farm in Baldwinsville on July 16, 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Pick blueberries and donate some to Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. We will provide the donated blueberries to our homebound recipients in their meals the following week. Thanks to Women of Upstate New York Magazine for sponsoring this event. To get involved with Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse go to www.meals.org.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Is Hiring! Looking for a Temporary Summer Paid Driver.

Temporary Summer Paid Driver Position

June 23 to September 5, 2017

Part time Monday - Friday

Skaneateles Drop Off, Deliver to the Onondaga Nation, Jordan Elbridge and Marietta Areas.

Hourly Wage Plus Mileage

Must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver's license and insurance

If interested or for additional information, please call

315-478-5948 x213 or send an email to volunteer@meals.org.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Deliverying More Than A Meal

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse provides nutritious meals for our homebound neighbors, but our dedicated volunteers do so much more.

Senior isolation is a chronic problem. One in four seniors in America lives alone, in isolation. Isolation increases depression, decreases lifespan and contributes to cognitive decline and the onset of dementia.

That daily “hello” our volunteers offer helps to combat that isolation. Sometimes our volunteers are the only people these fragile seniors see in a day. Our volunteers get to know our meal recipients and both look forward to their next meeting.  Along with the conversation, the visit is a form of a safety check. 90% of our meal recipients say it helps them feel more safe and secure.

Should something happen, that daily check can be a real life saver. Just recently we had a volunteer notice the senior they were delivering to on the floor.  They called 911 and got that senior help. Without that daily check who knows how long that person would have stayed on the floor until help arrived.  Thankfully, she is doing well and recovering.  These kind of stories are not common but are an important aspect of the service that Meals on Wheels of Syracuse provides.

We have social workers on staff.  If and when our volunteers see something that is “just not right” our social workers can follow up to ensure the client is safe, healthy and has access to all the services they need. Whether there is an emergency that warrants a 911 call or a minor issue that might just need a phone call, Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is there for our most vulnerable neighbors.

We deliver nutritious meals and so much more. We could not do what we do without an army of volunteers as well as generous donors. If you need meals (or know someone who does) or want to help by donating or volunteering, call 315-478-5948 or go to www.Meals.org.

We cannot do this without your help.

Together we can deliver.

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Celebrates Our Volunteer Open House 2017

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse Thanks Gary Dunes and Sunny 102.1, Cue Dogs, and all of our volunteers and supporters for making our volunteer open house a great one!  Thank you to Midstate Sales and Marketing for donating our hotdogs and hamburgers.