Meals On Wheels To Deliver Turkey Meals On Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2020

COVID-19 is not stopping Ann Arbor’s Meals on Wheels from delivering meals this Thanksgiving.  


Between 150 and 200 meals will be delivered to senior citizens and others in need on Thanksgiving Day.  Director Courtney Vanderlaan says that’s similar to last year but now more than ever, the deliveries will be extra special because many of their clients have been isolated during the pandemic.

Courtney Vanderlaan: But even seeing a friendly face and wave and a smile, and the assurance to know that Meals on Wheels is going to be there.  The volunteers, staff members are going to come and deliver those meals that seems to offer a great deal of peace and reassurance to the folks that we serve.

Meanwhile, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels will deliver 130 meals on Thanksgiving Day.  That’s a 12% increase from last year due to more people staying at home for the holiday because it’s not safe for them to travel during the pandemic.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu