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We wish for you God's blessings.
Cherokee County Meals On Wheels was founded in May
of 1984 to meet a definite need among the elderly and handicapped of our
Twenty meals were served daily at first, purchased
from the hospital and delivered by 20 volunteers. Today we serve more
than 400 people with the help of more than 300 volunteers.
Our budget for our first year was $14,776.35. Our
budget for 2005 was $203,000, all of which came from donations. We
receive no government funding and we do not charge our clients.
Therefore we are totally dependant on donations and support from the
The food is prepared in our own kitchen in our
building at 403 W.
Montgomery St., in Gaffney. The building was
dedicated May 1, 1994, and was made possible by the support of the
Our purpose is not simply to provide meals but to
reach out and touch other areas of the recipients’ lives as needs are
observed. Flowers, gifts, extra food, magazines, fans, toiletry items
and special donated homemade items are often sent to our people.
Our organization has a full-time director (Terry Dennis), a part-time
assistant director, a kitchen manager and two part-time cooks. A group
of devoted community leaders serves as our board of directors.
Your help is needed. You can help in the following
Financial support now and in the future. The
cost to feed one person is $15 a week, or about $770 a year.
Have your company or organization become a
sponsor and participate. Volunteers are needed to deliver the meals.
Supply information about potential recipients.