Skip to content

News Archives

Meals on Wheels Greenville continues delivering meals

April 8, 2020

Meals on Wheels continues delivering meals
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has issued an executive order which includes a mandatory "Home or Work" order that goes into effect Tuesday April 7 at 5:00pm. The order states that the only permitted travel includes commuting for work, visiting family, and obtaining essential goods and services. More information can be found here.

Meals on Wheels of Greenville is considered an essential service provider and will continue to deliver meals to the homebound throughout Greenville County. Meals on Wheels is committed to continue serving homebound neighbors throughout our community that need our help now more than ever. Meals on Wheels volunteers will be provided with a letter stating they are considered an essential part of operations and will be allowed to continue meal deliveries.

A few adjustments have been made to ensure safe delivery of meals:
• Meals will only be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm through a 'contactless' delivery protocol by volunteers; both hot and frozen meals will be delivered each day
A few adjustments have been made to ensure safe delivery of meals:
• Meals will only be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am - 2:00pm through a 'contactless' delivery protocol by volunteers; both hot and frozen meals will be delivered each day
• Meals on Wheels' facility will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays; facility cleaning and additional sanitizing will be done on those days as well as Saturdays each week
• Meals on Wheels is taking additional steps to enforce social distancing during volunteer meal pickup and is adjusting to working in shifts
• Starting Monday, March 30, volunteers began adopting routes and calling clients on days when meals are not delivered each week
• Meals on Wheels staff is working adjusted hours due to these changes; please note that our team is working hard to ensure our homebound clients continue receiving the meals they rely on and responses to emails or phone calls may be delayed
• Until further notice, the practices above will be the new normal for Greenville Meals on Wheels' operations. As the situation changes, our team will provide periodic communication updates regarding our services, protocol reminders, and any changes being made. We thank everyone for their support during these ever-changing circumstances.

For further questions about these updates, please contact Catriona Carlisle, Executive Director, at ccarlisle@mowgvl.org.

Gail Stokes
Gail Stokes
(864) 350-7160