Meals on Wheels of Greenville is pleased to announce the inception of its Summer Foodservice Program. Now through August 3rd, Meals on Wheels will provide daily nutritious meals to three local nonprofits: Poe Mill Achievement Center, YouthBASE, and the Meyer Center for Special Children.
Snacks will also be provided for YouthBASE and the Meyer Center.
“Meals on Wheels of Greenville provides nearly 1,500 meals to homebound individuals and seniors every weekday, but we can do more,” said Nichola Bricco, Director of Nutrition and Client Services at Meals on Wheels of Greenville. “Our kitchen is one of our biggest assets and it’s historically been empty for a large part of the day after meals are picked up for delivery by our volunteers. We now have the opportunity to utilize it to partner with other local organizations to provide children in our community with nutritious meals throughout the summer.”
Over the last few years, the Meals on Wheels team and board of directors have been working towards utilizing the kitchen to serve the community in different ways. In June 2017, Meals on Wheels began providing daily meals plus morning and afternoon snacks for 60 children at the Meyer Center. This summer, over 100 meals will be provided daily to other nonprofits.
Meals on Wheels received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture through the South Carolina Department of Education to finance the Summer Foodservice Program. Donations to the Meals on Wheels will still fulfill the primary mission of providing daily meals and volunteer visits to homebound individuals in Greenville County.