Since 1974, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (AAMOW) has worked to reduce hunger and food insecurity for our homebound adult neighbors in the Ann Arbor area who, because of their health, are unable to shop and prepare nutritious meals for themselves.
AAMOW staff and volunteers are committed to supporting the dignity and independence of our homebound community members who are largely unable to leave home because of their health status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and seek to provide services that are culturally responsive.
- 1972 Discussion with the University Hospital to sponsor Motor Meals as a community service to Ann Arbor
- 1973 University of Michigan agrees to do meal preparation and provide space
- 1974 Meal delivery began with volunteer staff, 98 volunteers, 5 routes, 40 meals/day
- 1976 Motor Meals incorporated as own 501(c)(3)
- 1994 Motor Meals dissolved non-profit status and became a community-supported program of University of Michigan Health System
- 2009 Changed name to Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels
- 2020 7 paid staff members, 400+ volunteers, 18 routes, 400+ meals/day, 400+ clients