Every day Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to around 150 homebound people in the Summerville area. The people we serve are often referred by local agencies like churches, hospitals and doctors. They are qualified based on their physical, emotional or mental impairments – not financial need.
There is no charge for the food or delivery. The operation is run entirely by volunteers and your donations. We receive NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING and that means this program is run by our community for our community. Our budget is just over $150,000 per year and that’s quite a feat considering the costs of food today. It costs roughly $1000 per year to feed one person-one meal-Monday through Friday. The daily functions of our volunteers include cooking and packaging the food (remember it’s a HOT meal!) delivering the meal, and raising the money to continue this wonderful program.
Volunteers of the month
Brian Pittman and Del Davids – Congratulations!
Brian Pittman (L) and Del Davids (R) are both Air Force veterans and MOW Volunteers of the Month. Brian, Feb15 VOM, originally from Orlando, FL is stationed at Charleston AFB and volunteers in his off duty time several days a week. Del, VOM Mar15, from Galion, OH is retired after 24 years of USAF service and delivers meals weekly. Both share a love for cars; Brian his 1927 Model T and Del for corvettes. Thanks to both for their hard work and dedication to MOW!