Homebound Rely On Meals On Wheels For Hot Meal

Aug 21, 2014

A fleet of half a dozen vans and a cadre of dedicated volunteers make it possible for about 200 homebound eastern Washtenaw County residents to enjoy a hot meal every weekday. 

89.1 WEMU's Bob Eccles rode along on an Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels route Wednesday, and found out that many of the organization's clients are like 94 year-old Cecil Waters.

"I don't cook," Waters says.  "I can keep house with any woman, but I can't boil water without burning it."

The meals are prepared in the kitchens at Eastern Michigan University

For clients with pets, the Humane Society of Huron Valley donates dog and cat food, treats and litter. 

A frozen meal is delivered on Fridays so that clients have a meal for the weekend.

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers to help deliver meals.