Meals on Wheels needs drivers

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Meals on Wheels-Anderson needs drivers immediately to help deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly neighbors, especially inthe Powdersville 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.

There are now waiting lists in some outlying areas where the organization provides service. Specifically, the Powdersville area faces the greatest challenge at this time. However, the city of Anderson also has delivery routes that also need regular drivers.

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.

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

Please consider helping the hungry senior citizens of Anderson County. To volunteer, please call 864-225-6800 or email jcampbell@acmow.org.