In 1981 several members of the Summerville community decided that we could improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens by offering a meal program delivered each day. It’s been proven over and again that proper nutrition is essential to disease prevention and overall good health. The mission evolved to deliver homebound residents a hot, lunchtime meal.
Through the efforts of some dedicated community leaders, clergy and health professionals our first meals were delivered in June 1982. Over 30 years later we have grown to serve over 900 meals per week. We rely exclusively on the community for financial support. We receive no government funding and rely on the community to keep us funded.
It takes over 200 volunteers each week to keep the wheels rolling. There are 16 routes with anywhere from 10-15 recipients on each route. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 am the food is available for pick-up and delivery. Teams of two volunteers each transport the hot lunches on their assigned routes.
Here are some photos to remind us of how far we've come and those that helped pave the way.