Meals on Wheels of Charleston would like to thank the Junior League of Charleston for awarding a Community Project grant of $3,102, which will cover funding of raw food cost as well as operating cost for one day of Meals on Wheels of Charleston daily operating budget.
In addition to the financial award, Junior League of Charleston committee members will volunteer eight days between January 2019-May 2019 in the following capacities:
Ride-A-Long with a Meals on Wheels delivery technician delivering 30-50 meals #OneHotMeal to each senior’s door with #OneFriendlySmile
Food Pantry: restocking the Food Pantry which provides Emergency 30 Day Food Boxes to people of any age from Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties
Food Drive: host or organize a food drive collecting Plant & Other Proteins, Whole & Other Grains, Kitchen & Laundry Supplies, and Bath & Beauty Supplies to restock the Food Pantry
Did you know …“About 33% of older adults admitted to the hospital may be malnourished.” Up to 50% of community dwelling older adults may be malnourished. Malnutrition can increase healthcare costs by 300%.”
“... Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 19 years.” * 74% of these seniors do not have retirement resources to sustain them over the next 20 to 30 years. 56% have less than $10,000 in retirement savings. They may meet their housing or rent payment, however, budgeting for food, medicine, transportation or utilities will be a constant challenge. *The Pew Research Center, 2018
The Charleston Area Senior Citizens’ Services, Inc. is located at 259 Meeting St., Charleston, SC and was created under the leadership of Nicholas J. Sottile October 17, 1966 with the mission of “Enhancing the lives of Older Adults in the community, one life at a time.”
The need is constant and growing exponentially; we hope you will give often.