Meals on Wheels awarded grant from State Farm

Crystal Bovell, Executive Director of the Summerville Meals on Wheels, thanks community members and State Farm for the $25,000 donation during Third Thursday on October 17 in Hutchinson Square. For more event photos please see page B6.

The Summerville Meals on Wheels received a $25,000 check from State Farm as a part of the Neighborhood Assist program.

The Neighborhood Assist program selects 40 non-profits from across the United States to award them each with $25,000 checks.

The Summerville Meals on Wheels serves over 200 residents in the greater Summerville area. The organization provides noon-time meals everyday Monday through Friday as well as wellness checks. The meals being delivered are all for free.

Meals on Wheels executive director Crystal Bovell said that the organization does not receive any government funds and relies solely on the donations of the community.

“The unwavering support of our Summerville community is the heartbeat of our thriving program,” Bovell said.

Bovell said that the growth of the area has affected the Meals on Wheels greatly and the grant will help them keep up the supply of meals with the demand of new people moving into the area who need it. The $25,000 dollar grant pay for 8,400 meals for people in need.

“The presence of Meals on Wheels in our Summerville area means no person unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves, regardless of age or financial status need go hungry. We are committed to serving our isolated and homebound neighbors as we expand our borders to reach those most vulnerable in our community,” Bovell said.