Senior Action and ACOG Partnership
July 1, 2019
Meals on Wheels of Greenville is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Senior Action and The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) to act as the food provider for Senior Action’s congregate dining sites and home-delivered meals throughout our community. Effective July 1, this new partnership will allow our organization to provide nutritious meals to more individuals in need by expanding our footprint throughout our community.
With this new partnership, we’ve compiled a FAQ for your reference. If you have further questions, please let us know.
What is the partnership between Meals on Wheels of Greenville/Senior Action/ACOG? Meals on Wheels of Greenville has partnered with Senior Action Greenville and ACOG to act as the food provider for Senior Action’s congregate dining sites and home-delivered meals throughout our community.
What is Senior Action? Senior Action, founded in 1967, started as a group of concerned and passionate members of the Greenville community that recognized a need for programs and services for seniors in our community. Today, Senior Action is a growing organization that serves close to 5,000 seniors all over Greenville County. Services have grown from activities and daily meals in several different outreach sites, to also include home-delivered meals, minor home repair, lawn service, and medical transportation.
What is ACOG? The Appalachian Council of Governments is a voluntary organization of local governments in several Upstate SC counties. Founded in 1965, ACOG is a multifaceted service organization providing public administration, planning, information systems and technology, grants, workforce development, and services for the elderly population within our communities. The ACOG works in close collaboration with community partners towards building a competitive economy and promoting healthy, livable communities that preserve elderly residents’ quality of life.
How will this impact Meals on Wheels volunteers? There are two components to this partnership:
Congregate dining – Meals on Wheels of Greenville will be providing meals to each of Senior Action’s congregate dining sites throughout our county. Due to the inclusion of the congregate dining sites, effective Monday, July 1, our Travelers Rest drop site time will change to 11:00 am. At this time, this is the only change for our drop sites.
Home-delivered meals – Meals on Wheels of Greenville will be providing meals to clients that are served by ACOG. These clients may be included in the volunteer’s regular route. ACOG clients will receive the same hot, nutritious meal as all of our clients, milk, and a supplement (roll, fruit, side item, etc.). This will be indicated on the route sheet/mobile app for reference.
How will this impact Meals on Wheels clients? If you’re already a Meals on Wheels recipient, this new program will not affect your meal delivery. We hope this partnership will allow Meals on Wheels of Greenville to continue developing our meal delivery program to be more efficient and better serve our clients.
How will this affect the mission of Meals on Wheels of Greenville? Meals on Wheels of Greenville’s core mission will not change as a result of this partnership. Our program will continue to serve meals to our clients free-of-charge and without any age, race, income, or other financial requirements. Our partnership with Senior Action and ACOG will allow our organization to provide nutritious meals to more individuals in need by expanding our footprint throughout our community.