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Day of Caring at MOW

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Yesterday was the annual United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Day of Caring, with employees from businesses across the region spending their work day helping local not-for-profit organizations. Meals on Wheels for Western New York was grateful to host 25 hardworking volunteers from Delaware North. The team assisted us with various office tasks and… Read more »

MOW’s Tara A. Ellis Named to Power 100 Women

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York President and CEO Tara A. Ellis was recently honored as one of Buffalo Business First’s Power 100 Women. Buffalo Business First editors and reporters ranked the 100 most influential women in the region’s business community and named Tara number 94 of this list. Tara has led Meals on… Read more »

#SaveLunch – Tell DC to Support MOW!

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Help spread the word about how important Meals on Wheels is to the vulnerable in our community.  Whether you are a client, caregiver, volunteer or simply a caring community member, your voice matters!  Tell your federal representatives to #SaveLunch! Help Meals on Wheels programs across the country fill empty plates with nutritious foods. Find your… Read more »

MOW’s Donna Sutz Receives Exemplary Service Award

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The Council on Elder Abuse recently awarded Donna Sutz, Social Worker at Meals on Wheels for WNY, the prestigious Exemplary Service Award. This award is given to an individual, group, or agency who has made significant contributions in the area of elder abuse and outstanding effort to promote the safety of seniors in Erie County…. Read more »

Volunteer for Wingfest!

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Meals on Wheels for WNY needs your help with a fun event this summer! * Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3 (various shifts) – Help Meals on Wheels at the food ticket tent at Wingfest. All volunteers get free admission, free parking and a number of tickets to sample the delicious food. Your support… Read more »

MOW’s Rachel Leidenfrost Honored by the Junior League of Buffalo

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The Junior League of Buffalo recently recognized Meals on Wheels for WNY’s Chief Communications Officer Rachel Leidenfrost as Member of the Year of the Membership Council for 2016-2017. On the Membership Council, Rachel assists the Vice President of Membership with recruitment, new member placement, recognition, and other tasks. Rachel has been a member of the… Read more »

MOW’s Lauren Gousy Honored with Volunteer Administrator Award

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Meals on Wheels for WNY’s Volunteer Relations Associate Lauren Gousy has been honored with the Volunteer Administrators of WNY’s (VAWNY’s) prestigious Gretchen E. Stringer Award for Volunteer Administrator of the Year. This award is given to one professional each year who exhibits dedication to the community and the profession.  Lauren has been with Meals on… Read more »

MOW a Finalist in Business First’s Healthiest Employers Competition

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Meals on Wheels for WNY was recognized as a finalist in Business First of Buffalo‘s Healthiest Employers Competition.  MOW was nominated by our partner Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc., who noted the wide variety of activities we participate in to encourage employee wellness. The employee-run Wellness Committee (pictured are three members – Jen Carland, Lauren Gousy… Read more »

West Herr Subaru “Shares the Love” with Meals on Wheels

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West Herr Subaru recently “shared the love” with Meals on Wheels for WNY.  At the end of 2016, as part of the annual “share the love” campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation. West Herr Subaru once again selected… Read more »

Thank you, Breakfast of Hope Guests

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Thank you to everyone who attended this morning’s Breakfast of Hope!  And thank you to all of our wonderful speakers and to the team at David Collins Production for the great new awareness video! As attendees heard today, it takes an entire community – volunteers, clients, caregivers, donors and more to help our vulnerable neighbors… Read more »

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