Meals on Wheels of Greenville receives grant from Greenville Health Authority’s “Healthy Greenville” Program

Greenville, South Carolina (May 2, 2019) Meals on Wheels of Greenville was one of 22 Greenville County organizations to be awarded a grant as part of the Greenville Health Authority’s “Healthy Greenville” program. The awards, which were announced Tuesday, bring the total amount of Healthy Greenville grants to nearly $19.4 million since the program began two years ago.

Meals on Wheels of Greenville was awarded $6,250 for a continuity of care program for highly vulnerable homebound seniors and individuals. The program delivers frozen meals for evenings and weekends for those individuals. Collaborators include the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority.

“We look forward to working with Greenville Health Authority’s ‘Healthy Greenville’ grants program to improve the health of our community,” said Catriona Carlisle, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Greenville. “This grant will help to support our frozen meal program and allow us to continue providing daily volunteer visits for the homebound of Greenville County.”

Prisma Health-Upstate, formerly Greenville Health System, is committed to improving the health and well-being of citizens of Greenville County, which includes health promotion, disease prevention and taking care of all in need. Part of that commitment is providing to GHA an annual commitment of $4 million for the Healthy Greenville program to support health-related care, health research and health education initiatives benefiting the residents of Greenville County.

For more information on the Healthy Greenville program, visit www.ghs.org/healthygreenville

About Meals on Wheels of Greenville: Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals and seniors by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction and independence. Each day, caring volunteers deliver nearly 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout Greenville County. In 2018, Meals on Wheels celebrated 50 years of delivering hope to the community and 12 million meals delivered. Meals on Wheels is a proud partner of United Way of Greenville County. For more information call 864-233-6565 or visit www.MealsonWheelsGreenville.org.

About Healthy Greenville: Prisma Health-Upstate has a longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. Part of that commitment is providing to Greenville Health Authority (GHA) $4 million each year with which GHA administers grant programs to support health-related care, health research and health education initiatives benefiting the residents of Greenville County. The Healthy Greenville program, which was launched two years ago, will invest more than $136 million in the health of Greenville County’s residents. GHA also administers a micro-grants program called “Healthy Greenville, Too!” in which up to $100,000 per year is awarded to qualified, not-for-profit organizations which are not traditional health services delivery organizations but which provide a valuable charitable purpose that improves the well-being of the people of Greenville. For more information, visit www.ghs.org/healthygreenville.

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