PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County’s chapter of Meals on Wheels has received a carload of food donations that will have a positive impact for the organization and the community.
Hendrick Honda of Easley held a food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels with contributions by staff, employees, and customers.
If you have ever wondered how much food fits into a Honda Odyssey, Hendrick Honda knows the answer and so does Meta Bowers, executive director of Pickens County’s Meals on Wheels.
“This is a tremendous help and we were able to put together 85 plus boxes of shelf stable meals for those who are in the greatest need to make their food supply last longer,” Bowers said.
“It was unexpected but when they (Hendrick Honda) approached us about a food drive to help the community, saying they had done it for toys before during the Christmas holidays, we were excited,” she added. “There were a lot of single service items donated which is crucial in making food last.”
While the effort on the part of Hendrick Honda will make an impact, Meals on Wheels is always looking for those who would like to volunteer for meal prep, delivery, or even food drives like the one Hendrick Honda held.
“There are lots of ways residents of Pickens County can contribute and help our community,” Bowers said. “Folks could contribute directly to Meals on Wheels, make an in kind contribution, or even hold a food drive. We will be recognizing those who do get involved either with their time or with much needed supplies and other businesses are welcome to participate in a food drive because there are folks in Pickens County who could use the help.”
Anyone wanting to hold a food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels should contact Bowers to gain insight into what Meals on Wheels needs for its clients. Pickens County Meals on Wheels can be reached at 864-855-3770.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.