Meals on Wheels-Anderson

Rating: 5 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 105 S. Fant St PO Box 285 Anderson SC 29622 USA

Mission: Meals on Wheels assists the elderly and disabled in maintaining their health, independence, and quality of life by providing hot meals. Nutrition is extremely important to maintain good health and Meals on Wheels provides 1/3 of the daily nutritional requirements for participants. Many would not be able to stay in their own homes without the assistance provided by the agency and its many volunteers.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals on Wheels not only does an unbelievable job serving hundreds of home bound people each day, it continues to recruit individuals of all ages from local residences, business', schools, etc. to volunteer on a daily basis to serve and deliver meals. You not only build a friendship amongst fellow volunteers but also with the individual's you deliver meals to. There is such a feeling of family among all. Meals on Wheels also takes the time to acknowledge its volunteers with an annual luncheon giving rewards to volunteers that have been giving so much of their time over the years. You really must visit the Meals on Wheels facility to appreciate the overall mechanics of this charitable operation and the people who work there daily to make it happen. They are to be commended. Thank You.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

An employee of Anderson Meals on Wheels and I have become friends through another family member. Having learned and watched the amount of time & work that she gives to this program is amazing and very rewarding to my heart. It is her love for others, to go above and beyond her call of duty, many times, because she is decided to serving the clients as if each and every one is the only one she & her staff are preparing a meal for. The personal touch from Jeanie Cochran is unbelievable for the large amount of homebound requiring a hot meal. Meals on Wheels-Anderson is a well greased wheel that keeps on running, getting those meals out to the ones in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen the difference Meals on Wheels makes in the lives of the people we serve. Our drivers deliver so much more than just a meal - they deliver hope, friendship and a better day.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I only started delivering meals in Aug. 2011, but I have already gain a deep understanding of the need in our community for this organization. The people I deliver to are most appreciative of not just the hot meal but of our time devoted to their cause. In some cases it is the only human contact they have during the day. These programs have to continue to succeed for the people they serve.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

There's nothing better than helping out those that need it. I enjoy volunteering for MOW, there's a strong sense of community as we pack up to head out for our deliveries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

joy

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love delivering meals, packing meals and desserts and helping in any other way that I can to assist Meals on Wheels. Everyone is great to work with and truly concerned about the people who need a meal delivered. The kitchen staff really get along well, they are always laughing and joking with each other which, to me, shows that they really enjoy where they work. The entire staff at Meals on Wheels is friendly and involved and it's a joy and a privilege to volunteer with such dedicated people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my encounters with all the workers and volunteers....very positive experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing......they do a great job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have gained so many new friends as a driver for MOW. The people on my route have become part of my family, and I am honored that they have allowed me to be part of their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Each week, I feel blessed to be part of this organization and thank God for the opportunity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes, I would encourage more people to get involved as drivers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my daughter who is now 22 years old was 2 years old I had an opportunity to volunteer at one of the local schools. I volunteered till she graduated from the elementary school. I also volunteered for Anmed health for few years. But I have been volunteering for this organization since 2004. I really love doing this from the bottom of my heart. If for some reason I need to go on vacation on the day I volunteer, I feel sad because I will not be able to see my recipients. I will keep on serving meals till I live in this area. Once I was delivering the meal and the recipient open the door in winter and the house temperature was very hot. I was kind of burning, so I asked the recipient if you want me to change the temperature because his eyesight was not good and couldn't see small numbers on thermostat and he said come on in and set it right. I couldn't believe my eyes because it was set on 85 degrees. I asked him and set it on 74 degrees. Recently couple weeks back one elderly recipient, who is by herself had a similar kind of problem. I starting smelling gas as soon as she opened the door to get the meal from me and I asked is everything okay and then she asked me if I could come inside and look, then I saw she had a huge gas heater which was warming her cozy home. She said when I turn on it smells for a little bit of time.
This organization changes your route every now then because they get new recipients every day. I do miss my old recipients, but I can see many new recipients. These recipients love to talk to all volunteers and thank you so many times. In short, I am blessed with this opportunity to serve my community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recipients wait for their meals because there is on one in their family who can provide them hot and healthy meal everyday. Even on holidays MOW makes a point to give a frozen meal to the volunteers to be delivered with a regular meal to take care of the holidays.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If we had more volunteers to talk and ask them if they have any other requirements and also to sit with them and share their experiences.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the honor and pleasure of working as a volunteer for the MOW Anderson organization for the past three and one half years. Although serving the recipients is the primary reason for my association with MOW, working with the staff is an unexpected bonus. It is amazing how they go out of their way to accommodate any request. These outstanding professionals truly bring the spirit of service to everything they do. They have an often difficult and demanding job, but always maintain a cheerful and fraternal attitude. My small contribution is dedicated to the wonderful staff and volunteers who make every day a better day for those less fortunate or in need of assistance. Thank you Anderson MOW.

Michael Richardson

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my dealing with the professional staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more resources to expand their capacity to help more people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been assosiated with MOW for 17 years as a volenteer or Board Member. There is no organization that has more hard working people as vo;unteers or staff than MOW. We have raised our funds all these years by hard work and much effort to make good meals for the needy of Anderson County. I live in the north east corner of the county and we have 5 routes in this area. We go the the office - kiitchen to pick up meals for the area. People and staff are so friendly and pleasant that we all enjoy the experience and look forward the job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a very positive way

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to make the staff job easier and help any way I can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Its as close to perfect as I can be!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, dI have many new friends as a result of my assosation.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

As a worthwhile retired peerson.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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