PICKENS COUNTY— Just in time for Pickens County’s Meals on Wheels push in the month of March to increase the number of volunteers, celebrate champions, and continue providing service, March has been named Meals on Wheels month in Pickens County.
The mayors of Six Mile, Clemson, Central, Norris, Easley, Liberty, and Pickens were all in agreement in recognizing the charitable organization for its services to the elderly and those in need in Pickens County. Through its volunteers, Meals on Wheels delivers over 240 meals daily to homebound residents.
Of those, 34% are age 85 or older.
Executive Director Meta Bowers was excited about the designation of March as Meals on Wheels month and the other events planned for March as well.
“We really do appreciate the support of our mayors and the cities they serve and having our chapter recognized is a perfect lead in to the exciting campaign we have this month,” Bowers said. “March 21-25 we have celebration of our community champions who get out and speak on what it is we do, deliver meals, and even package meals to be delivered. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our program and how anyone who wants to volunteer can make a difference.”
Meals on Wheels in Pickens County has a bevy of activities slated for the month of March, including March for Meals, a nationwide fundraising effort combined with an outpouring of information on the services offered and the effect on the community. Champions Week is scheduled for March 21-25, along with the Pickens County March for Meals Pancake Breakfast March 19 from 8:00-11:00 AM with meals at a cost of $5.
Another initiative Bowers was pleased to discuss was the “Take Us for a Test Drive” initiative, an invitation for members of the community to delve into the world of Meals on Wheels. Those interested are invited to ride along during meal deliveries, which begin at approximately 11:00 AM and last one and a half hours, to experience the rewards involved with volunteering.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.