MEALS ON WHEELS in Anderson, Greenville, and Pickens Counties is a home-delivered, hot meal service for persons who are unable to prepare their own food, primarily the frail elderly who are confined to their home. Program clients are isolated due to physical immobility or home location, and they are incapacitated to the extent that food preparation is impossible. They are referred to MEALS ON WHEELS by doctors, health agencies, and social services agencies. A staff member screens each referral. Meal recipients are provided nutritionally sound and appetizing meals five to seven days per week. They, in turn, demonstrate the merits of the program through improved health, a happier outlook, and increased self-confidence.
Those who serve
Volunteers are the "life-line" of the MEALS ON WHEELS program. Community volunteers in Anderson, Greenville and Pickens counties together deliver approximately 45,000 meals per month. Volunteers provide the human touch that means so much to the homebound person.
Those who support
MEALS ON WHEELS programs in Anderson, Greenville and Pickens are supported by gifts from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. All meals are served free to clients.