Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers hot nutritious meals to elderly, frail, and home-bound individuals. Meals are delivered with a smile by a caring volunteer five days a week.

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"It's a great way to give back. I like doing something tangible like bringing meals to people. It keeps these people in their homes instead of being institutionalized."

Michael Sullivan

Meals On Wheels delivery volunteer

 

The tireless work of the Meals on Wheels program -- supported by a corps of more than 300 volunteers -- delivers a hot, nutritious meal, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.

In FY16, our Meals on Wheels program provided 91,197 meals to 543 Richland County clients on a daily basis. The meals were delivered by volunteers driving more than 36,000 miles. Want to deliver meals and a smile? Read our volunteer information.

Who Receives Meals on Wheels?

Individuals receiving Meals on Wheels are primarily the elderly in our community who cannot maintain an adequate, healthy diet, either because of transportation or financial constraints. We also serve disabled and home-bound adults. Nearly three-fourths of our clients are at or below 200% of the national poverty level. Without meal delivery, many of our clients would be forced to choose between paying for food, or for medication and household expenses. Senior Resources is the only provider of Meals on Wheels in Richland County. Refer someone.

How can an individual receive Meals on Wheels?

Persons may apply for themselves or be referred by a doctor, another agency, family member or concerned individual. Home visits are made to assess need. Get Started.

What is the cost of Meals on Wheels?

No one is denied a meal based on income.  Based on income, some individuals may receive meals at no cost, while others are asked to pay on a sliding scale.  Get in touch with us.

What's on the menu?

Our menus are carefully planned by our caterer, Iacafano's, in consultation with a nutritionist, to meet one-third of the daily nutritional needs of senior citizens. Our meals get rave reviews for being both attractive and tasty. Here is the menu for July-September 2017. All meals are served with fat-free milk and whole grain bread unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please contact Anne Shissias, Director of In-Home & Community Based Services, at 803.252.7734 ext. 234 or ashissias@seniorresourcesinc.org.

 

 

   

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