Now Hiring: Food Service Worker

Food Service Worker

Full time @30 hours with benefits and only weekdays. Requires one year food service experience. Also requires cooking experience, basic reading and math skills. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to food preparation, supervise volunteer food packers, coordinate hot & cold food assembly lines and cleaning. The ability to communicate clearly and positively with coworkers and management. Follow procedures for safe food preparation, assembly and presentation. Assist management with inventory control and stock ordering. The ability to take initiative to find extra tasks when scheduled duties are completed. Essential to have good interpersonal skills and be reliable, punctual with high energy. 

Send resume & 3 professional references by 12/2 to: 

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse

300 Burt Street

Syracuse, NY 13202

Attn: Food Service Director 


Syracuse University School Of Education Helps Prepare Meals

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse thanks our future teachers from the Syracuse University School of Education for helping in our kitchen today preparing meals.  To get involved, visit  Give yourself a warm feeling and deliver a hot meal.

Phi Kappa Theta volunteers at Meals On Wheels of Syracuse

Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse thanks Phi Kappa Theta (Syracuse University chapter) for their help today volunteering in the kitchen.  If you have an organization that would like to get involved with Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse; go to or call 315-478-5948 ext 205.

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for September 30th 2016 is Legrand

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for September 30th 2016 is Legrand. Thank you Legrand for "Adopting A Day" of Meals with Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. Legrand staff will also be volunteering in our kitchen and delivering meals to our clients as well.  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

IIACNY Donates $1500 to Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse

Thank you to IIACNY for supporting Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse with your generous donation of $1500.  To find out how you can help support Meals On Wheels Of Syracuse, call 315-478-5948 ext 205.  You can also click on the "Donate" and "Volunteer" buttons.

Meals On Wheels of Syracuse Welcomes Colleen Deacon

Meals on Wheels of Syracus welcomed Colleen Deacon today.  Colleen toured our facilities, met the staff and volunteers, and delivered meals as well.  Thank you Colleen for your support of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.  Let's Do Lunch!

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for August 27 2016 is Carroll Clark

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for August 27th, 2016 is In Memory of Norman L. Arenander. Thank you Carroll Clark 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

Our Silver Platter Sponsor for July 25th 2016 is Wegmans

Today's Silver Platter Sponsor 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

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse Silver Platter Campaign

"Adopt-a-day of Meals" that's significant to your business or organization. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. Service organizations and church groups who support a mission-of-the month are encouraged to adopt-a-day or more of meals. Your contributions directly cover the gap between the total meal costs and the reimbursement that we receive for the meal.  "Adopt-a-day of Meals" by calling 315.478.5948 x205 or email

America, Let's Do Lunch

Meals on Wheels America is thrilled to launch a first-of-its-kind national awareness campaign with the Ad Council designed to inspire and recruit a new pipeline of volunteers for the nationwide network of Meals on Wheels programs. Through heartfelt PSAs created by pro-bono creative agency Anomaly and award-winning photographer Mark Seliger, "America, Let's Do Lunch™" shines an important spotlight on just a few of the 2.4 million seniors Meals on Wheels serves each year.

If you are looking to volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Syracuse; please email or call us at 315-478-5948 ext 213.


Meals on Wheels of Syracuse thanks 93Q, 95X, and the Mars Hill Network

Thanks to 93Q's Ted and Amy, 95X's Marty and Shannon, and The Mars Hill Network for their radio support during our Summer Volunteer Drive. Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is in need of driver volunteers. Go or call 315-478-5948 ext. 213 Today!

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse After-Party Fund Raiser raises $2,500

Syracuse, NY, June 17, 2016 -- Meals on Wheels of Syracuse raised more than $2,500 from items raffled and auctioned at the John Suhey III Annual Golf Tournament After-Party.  Golfers completed a round of competitive golf in honor John Suhey III who passed in 2012.  Afterwards the golfers and friends attended an After-Party at DJ’s on the Blvd. where items were raffled and auctioned to benefit the mission of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. 

According to Mason Kaufman, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, “The golfers were so enthused, purchasing raffle tickets and bidding on items.  We raised enough money to subsidize 1,025 meals for our home-bound neighbors.  I can’t tell you how generous the golfers, the owner and staff at DJ’s on the Blvd were supporting us.  The money raised will feed so many seniors and disabled-adults who otherwise might go hungry. It was a beautiful day to honor John Suhey through a golf tournament and a beautiful day helping feed our neighbors.”

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is the 4th oldest Meals on Wheels program in the country, “Feeding home-bound neighbors since 1959.”  With the help of hundreds of volunteers and donors, the Syracuse program served more than 212,700 nourishing meals to 765 recipients last year. It is on pace to serve more meals to more people this year.

For more information about Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, visit or call 315.478.5948.

Meals On Wheels of Syracuse receives new donated air conditioners for kitchen

Thanks to the support and contributions of our donors and volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is getting our new air conditioners! This will help our kitchen volunteers and staff (some of them elderly themselves) serve our community over an average of 800 meals a day.



Meals on Wheels of Syracuse Receives $1,250 GRANT for Participation in Meals on Wheels America’s 2016 March for Meals

 Funding for the 14th Annual Awareness Campaign Made Possible by Subaru’s Share the Love Event

Syracuse, NY, June 14, 2016 – Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is proud to announce that it has received a $1,250 grant award from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 14th Annual March for Meals campaign. This past March was Meals on Wheels of Syracuse’s’ 14th year participating in the national Meals on Wheels awareness campaign designed to celebrate the proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that our seniors are not forgotten.

Executive Director, Mason Kaufman said, “we are so grateful to everyone who participated as volunteers delivering meals and working in our kitchen, or helped promote our mission on through social and other media in March. We also thank Meals on Wheels America for providing this generous support.  It was an exciting month of activity that we hope will build awareness of the need for volunteers to support our important cause throughout the year.”

Throughout the month of March, local leaders and celebrities volunteered, tweeted and shared photos of their support for Meals on Wheels. County Legislators, radio personalities, Miss Syracuse, Miss Syracuse Teen and Miss Syracuse Princess, to name a few were involved. Meals on Wheels had numerous television and radio news stories run, and had Meals on Wheels representatives appeared on public affairs and talk shows.  A contingent of supporters marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The agency topped the month off by rolling out its new logo with a new sign donated by a local sign business, and installed by another local company.

Nearly $400,000 has been granted to 265 local Meals on Wheels programs and one Meals on Wheels America-affiliated State Association based on their March for Meals efforts. This year’s grants were made possible through the generosity of Subaru of America, Inc. and its eighth annual Share the Love Event. During the event held from November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016, $250 was donated to a customer’s choice of a national or hometown charity for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased. Meals on Wheels America has been a participating national charity since the event’s inception in 2008.

 “The March for Meals grant program is our way of recognizing Meals on Wheels America Members for their efforts to raise awareness and much-needed support for the critical service they provide their communities,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “Together, we can change the way this country cares for its seniors.”

The annual March for Meals campaign is an effort led by Meals on Wheels America to present opportunities for volunteers, businesses and governments to support seniors in a variety of ways that make communities stronger, safer and healthier. For more information, visit

About Meals on Wheels of Syracuse

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is the fourth program established in the United States (1959).  The agency provides nourishing home delivered meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults; individuals who might go hungry or be unable to remain in their homes without meal service.  The agency serves the City of Syracuse, south to the Onondaga Nations, Skaneateles and Jordan/Elbridge.  In 2015, it provided almost 213,000 meals 765 people in need. The agency is literally and figuratively community driven, depending on the help of more than 300 volunteers drivers and meal packagers, and community donations to meet its mission.  For more information on meal service or on how you can help, visit

About Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit


Fund Development / Community Relations Director


Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is seeking hard working, assertive, results-oriented fund raiser to organize, plan and manage events, annual letter campaigns, grant writing, gift cultivation, and fund raising database management.  Includes oversight of Volunteer Department, supervising volunteer coordinator, volunteer recruitment, public relations, marketing, and managing website and social media.    Excellent written and oral communications, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills required. Community knowledge and contacts preferred.  Full-time with full benefits. Requirements: Degree in Communications or related field or equivalent experience. Minimum of 2 years of both Fund Development and PR experience.    Send resume and salary requirements by June 24, 2016   to: