Greenville County Seniors to Receive 13,000 Free Meals From Senior Action

March 23, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – March 23, 2012 – Senior Action, the non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Greenville County’s maturing population and their families by providing access to resources needed for physical, emotional and social well-being, will deliver over 13,000 shelf stables meals to senior citizens across Greenville County in a county-wide blitz beginning March 27.

Made possible with special grant funding from the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging, Senior Action and Greenville County Recreation District vehicles will assemble at Senior Action’s headquarters on Directors Drive at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 to take delivery of the initial 6,000 shelf stable meals, packaged five meals to a carton, and will then disperse on assigned routes throughout the county to provide the meals to senior citizens.  Those receiving home delivered meals on March 27 currently are registered with Senior Action to attend weekday communal dining programs in 12 locations across the county.

Oftentimes, bad weather or simply not feeling up to par precludes seniors from attending the weekday dining programs we offer them at no cost at our various locations across Greenville County, said Andrea Smith, Senior Action Executive Director and CEO, in making the announcement.  Through this initiative, meals will be delivered to hundreds of seniors across the county to ensure that, even if it is the weekend or they cannot get out on any given weekday, there will still be a nourishing meal in the household for them to partake of.

Senior Action provides transportation to and serves an average of more than 4,500 free meals per month to registered seniors in locations across Greenville County.

In addition, Senior Action has enlisted the support of Meals on Wheels, which provides regular hot meals to shut-ins or those unable to get out to Senior Action’s communal dining locations, to deliver an additional 7,000 shelf-stable meals to their clients over the next 30 days as well.

Senior Action is focused on providing a comprehensive array of services to meet the social, physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs of Greenville’s mature population, and we work closely with organizations like the Appalachia Area Agency on Aging and Meals on Wheels to make initiatives like this possible, said Ms. Smith.  Providing quality meals to ensure that our senior population is receiving proper nourishment and not going without food is a critical priority in our community.

Senior Action offers a variety of health and wellness programs, social and civic involvement initiatives, and a mix of dining, transportation, care management and home care services to seniors over the age of 55 in 12 locations across Greenville County, and in partnership with numerous other service providers in the community.  For additional information on Senior Action or its services, contact Andrea Smith at (864) 467-3660 or online at