Meals on Wheels of Horry County opens new location while looking for permanent housing
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Meals on Wheels has a new temporary home in the Conway area.
The new location at Highway 501 and Singleton Road is three times larger than their old location near Postal Way.
The non-profit organization not only serves residents of the Grand Strand, it also reaches families in Georgetown County, serving more than 350 people per week and traveling nearly 55 routes.
Operations Manager Angela Moncrief said they are always looking for more volunteers to help with the growing workload.
“We are now able to have a kitchen crew as well as a prep crew several times a week and get a head start on the day ahead,” Moncrief said.
Rising prices impact the local nonprofit. With higher prices at the gas pump and at the grocery store, their limited budget is not enough.
CEO Michael Tyler said they had also been told rent was set to double next year, forcing them to find a new permanent location.
Tyler’s goal is to buy into the former Koyote Saloon nightclub, vacant since 2018 following a fatal shooting.
“It’s a gateway to our community,” Tyler said.
He estimates the property and renovations will cost around $800,000.
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