August 7, 2018 Good City

Cherokee Meals on Wheels Planning Expansion

Good City Architects has completed preliminary planning for an expansion of the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels facility on West Montgomery Street in Gaffney, South Carolina. Meals on Wheels was founded in 1984 and moved into its current building ten years later. The organization now serves more than 400 clients through the work of almost 400 volunteers. Once the plan is fully funded and constructed, it will double the organization’s capacity to serve Cherokee County.

“As the need to serve hot meals to our homebound community members has increased, we have continuously found solutions. But, we’ve simply outgrown storage and food preparation space,” shared Executive Director Terry Dennis. “When United Way determined our definite need for additional space, Good City found an ideal design solution. We look forward to building it with committed community support.”

“As we observed their meal preparation in action, it seemed that the Meals on Wheels team was doing industrial-scale work in space designed for offices,” added Ron Geyer of Good City Architects. “This design should allow Meals on Wheels to make the best possible use of time and resources to serve those who need it most.”

Meals on Wheels provides a free daily weekday meal and personal contact to elderly and handicapped members of the Cherokee County community. With no government funding, the organization relies solely on community donations and support to function and expand, and is governed by a board of 22 local members.

To learn more about Cherokee County Meals on Wheels or to support the expansion project, call 864-487-2730 or go to cherokeecountymow.org