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Our Mission & Who We Serve

Delivery of meals to homebound clients in Hilton Head and Bluffton who lack capacity to prepare nutritious meals without regard to their ability to pay. Warm meals are delivered five days a week. We not only deliver meals, but we also make sure our clients are doing well as part of daily engagement with them.

Our meal delivery program is the heartbeat of our non-profit organization. Meals-on-Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head relies on the dedication of our volunteers to deliver a hot, nutritious meal every weekday, 52 weeks a year, even on holidays. Our clients include anyone in the Bluffton-Hilton Head area, including Sun City, who needs assistance with meals – whether temporary or long-term.


Wish List

Two Laptops
Portable Projector
Projector Screen (portable or not)
Two Small Desks
New keypad lock with app/Wi-Fi access (installed $800)
Shelving for Bluffton (not to exceed 36"W x72"H x 18"D)

To donate: Contact our main office at 843-802-0919








Waitlist for Meals Started on Monday, June 24

The board of directors of Meals on Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head announces that a waitlist for new clients was launched on Monday, June 24. This action is the result of unexpected growth to date in 2024 that far surpasses current funding.

"Our local Meals on Wheels relies 100% on grants and individual donations to support our meal program," explained Lili Coleman, executive director. "We need greater resources to sustain and grow services in the face of the rising aging population. The fact is that 12,000 Americans turn 60 every day and one in three Meals on Wheels programs across the United States have a wait list."

According to the 2022-2023 Benchmarks and Insights Executive Summary from MOW America released May 2024, nearly 99 percent of the members reported one or more challenges to serving meals to all seniors in their community who need them. Those challenges include food prices, funding, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. To meet these needs, local MOWs are identifying other community resources and partnerships to help fund the cost of meals, tapping into reserves to cover increased costs and adding seniors to waitlists.

"We are also creating a guide to determine eligibility for meals," said Joe Scalzo, chair of MOW Bluffton-Hilton Head. We want to be consistent when determining where a client is placed on the waiting list, and we are following best practices from other Meals on Wheels chapters across the country." Scalzo did state that emergency situations will be given immediate consideration.

Meals on Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head's staff and volunteers have been serving the local community since 1979 and this is the first and only time a wait list has been initiated. MOW does not receive any state or federal funding for the local meal program and the current monthly meal costs exceed $30,000. This reflects a +200 percent growth rate in the past two years.

For more information about the program, please contact the executive director at 843-802-0919 or email execdirector@mowblufftonhiltonhead.org.

Meals on Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head is a member of Meals on Wheels, America and a United Way agency.

Create a lasting impact

231
Number of Volunteers
36,838
Number of Meals Delivered
294
Clients Who Received a Meal
710
Average Number of Meals Delivered Weekly
$276,285
Dollars Spent on Meals
70%
Meal Cost as Percent of Total Expense

How We Help

Meals-on-Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals and seniors in our community by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction and independence. Meals-on-Wheels, Bluffton-Hilton Head is wholly dependent upon contributions from local charities, foundations and agencies, service organizations, corporate sponsors, churches and individuals. We need all of this support to provide our services. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

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Give us 90-120 minutes, and you will help deliver more than a meal: you will deliver hope and independence.

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It’s amazing what just $7.50 can do! That amount alone feeds a hot meal to an individual.

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Please consider helping us feed those who need us by “Adopting a Client”. We are committed to being good stewards of your generous contributions, by helping those who cannot provide for themselves.

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Our Adopt-a-Route program provides the opportunity to sponsor one of our meal delivery routes, bringing hundreds of meals to residents in Bluffton and Hilton Head.

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We deliver to clients on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Surrounding Area.


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