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behind the counter | 2012 37 Meals On Wheels D elivering meals to the homebound feeds Founded in 1968, Meals on Wheels utilizes 2,500 Sandy Warren’s soul. dedicated volunteers, including 110 corporate program “I couldn’t NOT do this,” says Sandy, a longtime members, who do everything from answering phones Meals on Wheels volunteer. “I get such joy when to prepping food to driving one of the 117 delivery routes. a client opens the door and smiles at me. We bring them Some serve daily, others weekly or monthly. Slated to lunch but they give so much more back to us.” deliver its 10 millionth meal this year, MOW is supported exclusively through corporate and private donations, Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, healthy lunch every and raises funds through signature events such as the weekday to 1,350 homebound seniors throughout 15 Oregon Street Sweetheart Charity Ball, Wheels for Meals, Par Tee and Greenville Greenville County. These free meals come with the MOW Fall Classic. 864.233.6565 added nourishment of daily interaction with a friendly volunteer. MOW serves up a sense of security, the It takes 140 volunteers per day to carry out MOW’s reassurance that someone is stopping by and can, if mission. “It doesn’t take much time at all,” Sandy says, Hunger Relief needed, initiate arrangements for other community- “and it’s absolutely worth every minute.” based services. Photograph by: Carol Stewart