Meals on Wheels of Charleston

Meals on Wheels of Charleston provides free, hot, nutritious meals and daily monitoring for seniors in need. This program serves low-income seniors who are homebound or have moderate to severe physical restrictions.

The Programs

Through a network of staff and volunteers, MOW packages and delivers hot noon meals to house-bound seniors.

 

While there, the meal deliverers checks to see if the clients are stable, comfortable, and safe.                                     

 

Many of the clients live in substandard housing, have serious health conditions with little or no family support. Clients are referred by medical staff, family, friends, hospice and other human service organizations.

 

Meals are delivered on weekdays from the Cooper River to the Edisto River. The MOW program serves:

  • Downtown and Peninsula Charleston

  • North Charleston

  • West Ashley

  • Ravenel/Hollywood

  • James, Johns, Wadmalaw & Edisto Islands additional community assistance.

 

Private Pay Meals

Would you like a meal delivered to your door?

 

CASC can deliver a hot noon meal each weekday – for $5.00 a meal.

 

Meals are provided to adults who wish to purchase this service. Seniors who do not meet income guidelines may purchase meals. Families may purchase meals for parents or grandparents. Meals are low in fat and meet one-third of the government RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for adults.

 

Crisis Meals 

CASC provides Crisis Meals as an intervention service to stabilize the home. 

 

Unlike the traditional Meals on Wheels service, clients receive meals within 24 hours of a referral and only for up to six months.

 

When Crisis Meals are needed:

  • Death of a care giver
  • Discharge from a hospital following a medical crisis
  • Hospice Service
  • Malnourishment

 

How to Apply for Meals on Wheels


For more information, contact:
Yvonne Cooper         
CASC Case Manager
(843) 722-4127 or  email her here.

 

A home visit and assessment must be completed before service.

 

 

 

 

 

Meals on Wheels VolunteersMeals on Wheels of Charleston Needs Your Help

Did you know that South Carolina is the 2nd highest ranking state for senior hunger? Meals on Wheels of Charleston is dedicated to combating the war against hunger here in the Lowcountry.

  • 123,600+ meals on wheels were delivered in 2011
  • 10,295+ meals were served at the CASC Senior Center in 2011

 

Meals on Wheels helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle and remain living independently in their homes as long as possible! We need your kind donations to sustain this program. Every dollar counts! To help us, please DONATE HERE.

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Meal service is made possible through the support of these agencies:

  • City of Charleston
  • City of North Charleston
  • The Exchange Club of Charleston
  • Trident Area Agency on Aging
  • Trident United Way

 

The need is great and funding is limited.  CASC maintains a waiting list of over 200 names. 

 

Sadly, many eligible seniors must be placed on this waiting list and, ultimately, die before they can be helped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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