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
Paulette Carpenter (L) and Jenny Bellomo (R) – Congratulations!
Paulette Carpenter, originally from Metter, Georgia and Jenny Bellomo, originally from Jamestown, New York, are kitchen crew volunteers two days a week. Paulette is a retired cafeteria assistant manager who has been with MOW for 18 years; Jenny is retired from the Jamestown Public School System and has volunteered for 4 years. Thanks to both for their hard work and dedication to MOW!