Meals on Wheels gets Valentine’s Day Cards from

COUNTY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels, in partnership with, Mentor Up and the Meals On Wheels Association of America, announced recently the results of Love Letters, a campaign that encouraged teens to make handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults across the country during a peak time of isolation and depression.

“We were thrilled to have received more than 50 cards in the mail for our clients. It’s the little things that mean the most,” said Meals on Wheels executive director Meta Bowers. “As many connected to Pickens County Meals on Wheels know, we deliver so much more than a meal. These adorable cards have warmed the hearts of our homebound seniors in Pickens County, and we extend our gratitude to’s thoughtful volunteers.”

In total, more than 68,000 teen volunteers nationwide made Valentine’s Day cards for nearly 100,000 of the 2.5 million vulnerable seniors receiving Meals on Wheels across the county. Love Letters provided an opportunity for young people across the country to help lift the spirits of older adults and combat social isolation. Young people found local, participating Meals on Wheels programs — from a list of 356 across all 50 states — where they sent the card(s).  The Valentine’s Day cards were then included in meal deliveries made by Meals on Wheels volunteers.