This event has been canceled.
Mobile Meals will welcome community leaders on Monday, March 16, 2020 to deliver meals as a part of the annual National Week of Champions. Confirmed to deliver meals to our local seniors are the following;
- Mr. Bill Barnet – Former Mayor and Philanthropist
- Dr. Nayet Samhat – President of Wofford College
- Mr. Durham Cole – Interim Chancellor of USC Upstate
- Dr. Henry Giles – President of Spartanburg Community College
- Dr. Krista Newkirk – President of Converse College
- Dr. Scott Cochran – President of Spartanburg Methodist College
- Mr. Chuck Wright – Spartanburg County Sheriff
- Mr. Alonzo Thompson – Spartanburg City Chief of Police
- Additionally, mayors throughout the county in other areas will be delivering.
Meals on Wheels programs across the country will enlist elected officials, local celebrities and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Mobile Meals and National Meals on Wheels.
“The support from our distinguished community leaders is invaluable. During their deliveries on Monday, they will see firsthand some of the 1200 seniors served hot meals each weekday, said Jayne McQueen, President and CEO of Mobile Meals.
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the March for Meals in an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs, like Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, will reach out to their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long.
“More than ever, we must join forces – local Meals on Wheels programs, governments, businesses and concerned individuals – to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in America who want to be able to live at home for as long as they can,” said Meals on Wheels America President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “It not only makes economic sense to enable seniors to stay healthy and safe at home, but it improves the health and vibrancy of our communities and our nation at large.”
About Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Mobile Meals of Spartanburg serves nearly 2000 seniors annually. On a daily basis we have anywhere from 1200 to 1500 recipients who are checked on and feed a hot nutritious meal. Gracious volunteers deliver meals to every corner of the county, starting in the heart of Spartanburg city limits and extending to towns like Cowpens, Landrum, Enoree, Chesnee, Inman, Woodruff and Cross Anchor as well as Boiling Springs to name a few. It takes 150 volunteers to deliver the 1200-1500 meals. We are a non government program. We raise funds from individuals, businesses, churches and organizations. Visit our website at www.mobile-meals.org.