Monday, July 2, 2012

Sloppy Joes, BBQ Riblet, Burgers, Chicken and More -- Celebrate Summer with Our July Menu!

Our July menu features lots of traditional summertime fare. Click on the image below for a larger view, or view the menu on our agency webpage.

If you're homebound, or know someone who is, we can help! Call us at 330-832-7220 for information on home delivery. We also have congregate dining at several locations in Stark & Wayne counties, for seniors who enjoy interacting with others in a social setting.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Join Us at Sunday's MAPS Cruise-In and Get Your 'Wheels for Meals' Raffle Tickets!

Sunday, June 10, is the day for the third annual "Cruise-In" at the MAPS Museum by the Akron-Canton Airport -- and we'll have a booth available where we'll be selling tickets to our "Wheels for Meals" car raffle.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, located at 2260 International Parkway in Green, on the west side of the airport.

Events during the day include a Ford Model-T Assembly car, a Native American Educational Demonstration including a dance demonstration, a celebration honoring all the armed forces, and door prizes.

Cruise cars are $10, which includes passengers. All walk-ins are $5 with children under 6 free. This includes free admission to the museum, which is an $8 value.

Look for our Car Raffle banner (pictured) and purchase your ticket for an opportunity to win either a three-year paid lease on a 2013 Ford Mustang convertible or $10,000 cash.

Raffle tickets are $75, and all proceeds from the raffle will benefit Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties. We accept all major credit cards. Terms and conditions apply; click here for complete details, or call us at 330-832-7220, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

We hope to see you at the MAPS Air Museum this Sunday!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Turkey Tetrazzini...Fish Sliders...Hungarian Pork Chops...All That and More On Our June Menu!

Our June menu is out, and it's loaded with a variety of delicious meals, prepared especially for our clients. Click on the image below for a larger view. You can also view our menu online at

Remember, all our meals are low sodium, and we accommodate specialized diets. For information on starting home delivery for yourself or a loved one, call us at 330-832-7220, or click here to visit our website.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spuddy Buddy Rolls Through Massillon; St. Mary Students Get Up-Close View

The Famous Idaho Potato Tour lived up to its billing this morning as the Idaho Potato Commission's giant potato rolled into our parking lot on board "Spuddy Buddy," the truck that has been traveling the nation's highways since April.

The tour pulled in at 10 a.m. Kaiti, Ellis and Paul (the driver) hopped out and began preparing for a visit by fifth and sixth grade students from St. Mary School in Massillon. Meanwhile, several visitors stopped by and took photos of the giant spud, specially constructed for the tour that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission.

The school bus carrying the students arrived at 11 a.m. Tour staff began by asking questions to see what they really knew about potatoes and why they're so nutritious. Students who gave correct answers received Spuddy Buddy plush potato dolls as prizes. Afterward, Kaiti, Ellis and Paul answered the students' questions about potatoes and the tour.

The crew also made a presentation to Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties. On behalf of the Commission, Kaiti said that a month's worth of potatoes would be donated to the agency to be used in menu items for client meals. She made the presentation to Teresa Barry, our CEO.

Students posed for group photos with the potato before leaving at 11:30 to return to school. From Massillon, the tour headed to Pittsburgh, and from there on to Hartford, Conn.

Our thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission for their support, and to the Famous Idaho Potato Tour for including us on their schedule!

The staff of Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties
poses with the Famous Idaho Potato Tour truck

Our Friends From Key Bank 'Make a Difference' at Meals On Wheels

Once again this year, associates from Key Bank volunteered with Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties as part of the bank's annual "Neighbors Make The Difference" day

Every year Key focuses on community service projects during May, which the company has designated as "Key Community Month." In addition to the month-long focus, this year Key set aside May 24 for "Neighbors Make The Difference," encouraging associates to volunteer with local non-profit agencies.

 Our volunteer team arrived at 9 a.m. today and immediately went to work in our commissary, helping to pack meals both for today and Monday. It's a big help for us, because tomorrow (Friday) we'll be delivering both the regular meal and a sack meal to our clients, so that they have their meal on Monday. We'll be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Having the extra help makes a big difference for us, and for our clients. We appreciate our friends from Key Bank for their spirit of service!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Banfield Continues Its Generous Support

The Banfield Charitable Trust recently continued its support of our pet food drive with a $375 grant to help us with storage costs associated with the food. We appreciate their generosity!
Each year we conduct our pet food drive in November and December, with collection locations throughout the area. The program has grown to be one of the largest in the country and required us to rent additional storage in the area to keep the food fresh and dry. Because of health department regulations, we cannot store large quantities of the pet food at our administrative center; it is adjacent to our commercial commissary, where our meals are prepared.
Even though our pet food drive takes place late in the year, we accept donations year-round. The food is then shared with our homebound clients who have pets. To make a donation, simply stop by our building at 2363 Nave Rd. S.E. in Massillon weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or call us at 330-832-7220.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jackson High School Students Step Up to Serve!

Our thanks to students from Jackson High School who volunteered to serve at Meals On Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties on Friday, May 18.

Six students arrived at 9 a.m. and helped with some much needed landscaping projects around our building and on the surrounding property. The students were participating in an annual service project conducted by graduating seniors at the high school, to assist non-profit organizations in the community.

The students were here for five hours and did a lot of sprucing up for Spring. We appreciate their help and wish them well as they graduate and move on to new challenges ahead.