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Meals on Wheels-Anderson

Total Qualifying Score: 9
County (ARC Region): Yes
State (ARC Region): Yes
Q3. IRS Status: Nonprofit – 2
Q4. Parent Entity: No – 1
Q5. 2 or More Full-Time Employees : Yes (as of 12/31/2019)
Q7. Budget Level: $250,001 to $1.5 million – 5 (Last Fiscal Year Actual Income)
Q8. Restricted Reserves: No – 1
Q9. CARES Act Funding: Yes – 0
Q13. Participation by Executive: Yes


Meals on Wheels-Anderson
Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina 29622

County (ARC Region) Anderson
State (ARC Region) South Carolina


Q1. Mission:

The mission of Meals on Wheels-Anderson is to deliver meals to the disabled or elderly homebound in Anderson County.

Q2. How organization aligns with ARC’s Plan & Goals:

Meals on Wheels-Anderson board of directors are exploring the Social Enterprise aspect in order to build support of our efforts to continue serving the ever growing population of seniors in our area.  Therefore, the strategic plan goal # 1 will help Meals on Wheels set a structure in place to ensure success.

Meals on Wheels-Anderson has adopted the national Meals on Wheels America motto of “we are more than meals”.  Therefore, we recently dedicated a full-time employee to ensuring that needs besides meals are being met for our recipients.  This aligns with strategic goal # 2 in order to ensure that the overall health of our recipients is being addressed.

Beginning July 2019, Meals on Wheels Anderson was awarded the ACOG contract for senior services.  This has allowed us to not only offer home delivered meal services, but has given us the capability of ensuring seniors are transported to senior centers as well as medical appointments.  It is our goal to work with other organizations to ensure transportation is not a deterrent to the overall health of the seniors we are serving.





Q3. IRS Filing Status: 501(c)(3)   

Q4. Unit or Chapter of Larger Organization: No

Q5. Employees:

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 6/9 (as of 9/1/2020)

Full-Time/Part-Time Employees: 6/8 (as of 12/31/2019)

Current Year Income/Expenses: $1,325,660/$1,297,705

Q6. Fiscal Year: July-June

Q7. Budget Level

Last Fiscal Year Income/Expenses (Actual): $1,684,240 / $1,185,224

Current Year Income/Expenses (Projected): $1,325,660 / $1,297,705

Balance Sheet

Q8. Restricted Reserves (Amount): No ($)

Q9. CARES Act Funding (Amount): Yes ($349355.67)
Received From: Appalachian Council of Governments   Date Received: We received funds over the last several months for units served
For What Purpose(s): deliver home delivered meals to those requesting service during pandemic and to support seniors not able to attend congregate dining sites during pandemic

Q10. Negative Impacts from COVID-19:

Our organization has continued to operate to serve seniors.  We have purchased extra shelf stable meals and have increased the number we are serving.  Financially, this has affected our expenses, although the local community has been very supportive to help us continue.  We have also shifted our delivery service to some hot delivery days as well as taking a frozen to supply the seniors for days we cannot serve.  Many of our older volunteers have opted to stay home during COVID, therefore, we have less volunteers. This has resulted in our delivery service going from Monday-Friday hot meals to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday hot, with frozen meals taken for Tuesday, Thursday and weekends.

Q11. Top Three Concerns:
Ensuring safe delivery service for both the volunteers and recipients
Ensuring funds are available to serve all that need our service
How to adjust to the ever growing population of seniors

How Participation in Program Will Address Concerns:

I am interested in learning everything I can to ensure the success of Meals on Wheels long-term.   I am especially interested in learning more about using the financial data we have from our past year’s history to predict/budget for the upcoming year, understanding how to pinpoint the number to successfully serve all while maintaining budget parameters.


Q12. Applying as a Proposed Cohort? No

Q13. Executive Director or CEO Will Participate in the Program? Yes

Q14. Top Two Choices for Cohort Instruction:

Course #1 Choice: 1-Long-term Financial Management

Course #2 Choice: 2-Mission & Operations

Q15. Desired Course Schedule for Cohort Instruction:

#1 Desired Course Schedule: 1-Winter 2021 A: 5-Week Course (Jan. 25, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2021)

#2 Desired Course Schedule: 2-Winter 2021: 10-Week Course (Jan. 25. 2021 – Apr. 4, 2021)


Name: Laurie Ashley Ashley, Executive Director

Application Approved by Organization Director or CEO? Yes, Approved by Executive Director/CEO

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