Meals on Wheels in need of drivers

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For Piedmont and Pelzer

Meals on Wheels-Anderson needs drivers immediately to help deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly persons in the Piedmont and Pelzer area.

Due to a shortage of drivers, there are elderly, homebound and disabled seniors that the organization is unable to serve because there is simply no one available to deliver a meal to them.

The areas of Piedmont and Pelzer are in the greatest need, but all outlying areas of Anderson County need assistance, a spokes person said, including Starr/Iva, Williamston, Wren, Honea Path, Belton areas are facing driver/delivery challenges.

Meals on Wheels-Anderson typically serves more than 600 people each weekday. Meals are prepared and packaged at the Meals on Wheels center at 105 S. Fant Street, and volunteer drivers pick up the meals from either the center or a specified location closer to the delivery area. The drivers are given a route to follow which guides them to each home in a certain area. Delivery of meals usually takes one to two hours of time.

Meals delivered by volunteer drivers not only provide one-third of the daily nutrition required for the program’s recipients, but the volunteers are also a source of human contact and compassion that many of them may not otherwise receive each day.

To volunteer or for information call 864-225-6800 or email jcampbell@acmow.org.