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 home-delivered 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: Our kitchen is located within Carolina Forest at 4006 Postal Way. Our meals are cooked fresh each day and delivered hot to our clients.
Q: What types of Meals will you be delivering?
A: Meals will consist of a meat, a starch, vegetable, 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: We stay privately funded because this is God's ministry and as such, He provides the funding we need through private donations, business contributions, other non-profit fundraisers where donations are earmarked for Meals on Wheels. God has provided the funds for us to operate for approximately eight and one-half years.