Q: Doesn't Horry County already have a Meals on Wheels program?
A: The best answer is yes and no. Meals on Wheels of Horry County is a Christ-led outreach serving the homebound, elderly, handicapped and terminally ill with hot meals made fresh daily. There are two other meal programs in Horry County: 1) The Horry County Council on Aging covers most of the county and delivers frozen meals once a week and 2) Mobile Meals (there are 3 separate operations which fall under one Board of Directors) who serve the beach front from Little River to Surfside. They do not deliver across the waterway except in certain locations.
Q: Where is the food prepared?
A: We are partnering with Ken Stinson, a private caterer. Our kitchen site is located at the Elks Lodge, 606 27th Ave., Myrtle Beach. Our volunteers plate the meal and prepare the routes at that site.
Q: What types of Meals will you be delivering?
A: Meals will consist of a meat, 2 sides, a bread, fruit and/or dessert, and beverage. We are able to meet special dietary needs, including:
- Low Sodium
- Low Fat
Q: How often do you deliver?
A: We deliver Monday through Friday during the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Q: What are the eligibility requirements for receiving meals?
A: The requirements are as follows:
- Homebound (unable to drive other than to the doctor, church, etc.)
- Unable to prepare meals due to physical/emotional limitations
- Live alone, or be alone during the day
- Have no one to prepare meals for you during the day
- No income or age restrictions apply
- Cannot be receiving home-delivered meals from another agency
Q: Why have you decided to stay privately funded?
A: This is first and foremost a Christ-inspired, Christ-led mission. We will stay privately funded in order to be able to have Pastoral Volunteers and also to share God's Word with our recipients. We would like to be able to fundraise without limitations as well.