Non-Profit Spotlight: Meals on Wheels

Mission 

An organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals for our elderly, ill, injured and disabled neighbors in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Sun City areas, thus making it possible for them to live independently in their own homes.

History 

Special Delivery: Meals On Wheels helps local seniors age with dignity and without fear of hunger.

Meals on Wheels Hilton Head-Bluffton has been delivering meals to those in need for over 20 years. They deliver between 70 and 100 meals at around noon each day, Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year, including holidays. Meals are picked up by their volunteer drivers at their facility on Capital Drive and then taken to each home and delivered with a smile. In many cases, drivers are the only person the client sees all day. The human contact is a very important part of the mission.

Who it Helps

Meals are provided for people in need on either a temporary or long-term basis. If you are not able to easily grocery shop and prepare meals for yourself, call 843-689-8334 to get started. MOW will send a volunteer to meet with you and describe their service and determine your eligibility for the program. Your ability to pay for the meals is never a factor. MOW will work with you to determine what, if anything, is appropriate.

How to Help

MOW always needs volunteer drivers. Volunteers can drive from once a month to once a week, depending on how many hours they can offer. There are seven routes (four on Hilton Head Island and three in Bluffton) so there are many options. A driving day starts with picking up the food at MOW headquarters on Capital Drive around 9:30 a.m. and then driving your route. It usually involves anywhere from two to three hours from start to finish.

 

For more information on Meals on Wheels:¬†Visit lowmow.net, email [email protected] or call 843-689-8334.