Greenville, South Carolina (April 29, 2019) – The 13th annual Wheels for Meals Charity Ride benefiting Meals on Wheels of Greenville, presented by Fluor Corporation, was held on Saturday, April 27 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Over 400 cyclists participated in the event’s five rides—a 10-mile Family Fun Ride, 25-mile, 50-mile, 72-mile and 100-mile English Century—and finished the day with a Post-Ride Celebration.
The event provided more than 24,850 meals for the homebound clients of Meals on Wheels.
“Each year, we are grateful for the support of the cyclists, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and donors who support the Wheels for Meals Charity Ride,” said Amanda Osborne, Director of Development at Meals on Wheels of Greenville. “The funds raised through this event make a significant impact in the lives of the homebound individuals throughout Greenville County.”
Funds from the Wheels for Meals Charity Ride are raised through sponsorships and peer-to-peer fundraising by participants. Since the ride’s inception, Wheels for Meals has provided over 321,500 meals for the homebound. Fundraising has been extended through Friday, May 3, so there is still time for the community to donate online at www.WheelsforMeals.com.
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.