PO BOX 23691
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 23691
Telephone (843) 689 8334
Projected Annual Revenue $152,842.00 (2017)
Mission Statement The purpose of this organization, per Charter, is "charitable, social, benevolent, humane and fraternal, and to provide nutritious meals for elderly, ill, injured and housebound persons and whatever other purposes the Board of Directors may approve."
CEO/Executive Director xxx xxx
Board Chair Dan Porter
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Financial Summary
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Mission The purpose of this organization, per Charter, is "charitable, social, benevolent, humane and fraternal, and to provide nutritious meals for elderly, ill, injured and housebound persons and whatever other purposes the Board of Directors may approve."

MOW was organized in 1979 and has been delivering nourishing mid-day meals 5 days/week, 52 weeks/year, including holidays, to any person who would otherwise not receive such a meal regardless of age, race, creed, sex, or ability to pay.

Since the majority of clients, (over 70%), cannot afford to pay the cost of their meals, we rely on charitable contributions from the local community to cover the shortfall.

Our delivery area is all of Hilton Head Island plus areas on the mainland including Bluffton, Pritchardville and Sun City.  This is within approximately 25 miles of Hilton Head Medical Center where the meals are prepared.
The organization, except for our contract meal set-up coordinators, is 100% volunteer operated, including our 12 member board of directors.  Because MOW is effectively a 100% volunteer organization, over 90% of our expense is for the cost of meals and less than 10% for administration of the program.
Our board members come from a variety of occupations, most are retired and have had executive management experience in their current or prior careers.  Board members must continue to serve as volunteer drivers and be willing to serve on a working board.  That is, in addition to standard officer actions, board member responsibilities included interfacing with hospital and food management, fund raising, scheduling of volunteer drivers, interviewing new clients and managing a data base.  Board members will average between 4 and 10 hours per week performing the various duties and functions mentioned above.
Our volunteer drivers not only volunteer their time but also their vehicles and the cost of fuel.  In the past year, we estimate our volunteer drivers put in approximately 6,000 hours, drove over 55,000 miles at personal cost of over $6,000. 

 Past Year Accomplishments:

- Served 22k meals to 85+/- needy clients per day who otherwise would not have received such a meal.

- We continue to never having had to turn down a qualified client request or place them on a waitlist.
- Moved into our own facility at 75 Capital Drive in order to improve our efficiency and response time to our clients.
- Continued improvement in the quality of meals and the efficiency with which they are driven to clients. 
Current Year Goals:
- Continue to seek out new revenue opportunities to support increased client demand.
- Expand our reach to areas in the region not currently receiving our service.
- Continue revenues in excess of operating expenses that will permit MOW to explore additional, related ways to serve the community.

- Maintaining a sufficient number of volunteer drivers to support existing and potentially expanded route requirements.

- Recruiting qualified individuals from among our volunteer drivers to serve on our working Board.

- More efficiently promote income generating programs among our volunteers and the public at large.
- Provide volunteer drivers with standardized thermal containers to insure hot foods are delivered hot and cold foods, cold. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement  Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head, Inc. is managed by a 12 member board and does not have an CEO/Executive Director.  Please refer to the comments below from our current Board Chair.
Board Chair Statement

In many respects, our successes are our challenges.  MOW is operated and managed by a volunteer 12 member board of directors with 120+/- volunteer drivers.  There is no supporting staff and board members perform all of the necessary functions and actions necessary to providing nutritious mid-day meals to qualified clients 5 days/week, 52 weeks/year, including holidays.  With these limited human resources, MOW has been able to sustain the program at minimal expense for the past 37+ years.

With our limited human resources, our challenge is to be able to satisfy increasing demand in our rapidly growing area, not to mention requests for service outside of our currently defined service area of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Pritchardville, and Sun City.  Fortunately, improved technology in terms of data base management and internal and external communications has been instrumental in improving management efficiencies that allow our board members to keep up with their workload.

Many of our volunteer drivers initially choose to participate in the MOW program because they are seeking a volunteer activity and are comfortable with the role of driving and delivering meals.  However, it doesn't take very long for a new volunteer to learn, first hand, the importance of their role in providing nutritious meals to needy clients.  Many of our volunteers have been a part of the program for over 15 years and all regret that at sometime, they will no longer be able to support the program due to health issues or relocation. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Meals-on-Wheels Bluffton-Hilton Head, Inc. is managed by a 12 member board of directors and has no CEO/Director.  Please refer to comments above under the Board Chair.
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
MOW delivers meals to clients within approximately 25 miles of Hilton Head Medical Center where the meals are prepared.  This includes all of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Pritchardville and Sun City.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dan Porter
Company Affiliation None
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Lauri Allenbach Community Volunteer
Jim Bailey Retired
Julian Foster Community Volunteer
Elliott Geiman Retired
Kit Grider Community Volunteer
Joseph Huff Retired
Mike Jenner Retired
Open Open Community Volunteer
Dan Porter Retired
Sean Ryan Community Volunteer
Gary Sirotti Community Volunteer
Edward Varcho Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Standing Committees
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
 Refer to previous discussions.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO xxx xxx

 We do not have a CEO/Executive Director nor do we require resume's listing previous experience from any of our Board members.  However, they are mostly retired and have previous executive management experience.


Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 120
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 100%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

We receive client referrals from Bluffton Self Help, churches, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, social workers and local government agencies.


MOW's only program is the purchase and delivery of meals to qualified, needy individuals.  Clients are mostly homebound and include the elderly, ill, injured and handicapped.  Meals are provided regardless of age, race, creed, sex or ability to pay.

Our volunteer drivers provide daily social contact with our clients which is often the only social interaction they may have during the day.  Our volunteer drivers are also on the alert for client issues where we may be of assistance, e.g., contacting their emergency contact or 911.

Budget $145,000.00
Short Term Success The "Long-Term Success" described below are also representative of the program's "Short-Term Success".
Long Term Success  Nutritious mid-day meals are provided to individuals who would not otherwise receive such a meal.  As a result, it is believed that demands on local healthcare systems will be reduced along with the demand on various public support agencies.  Additionally, absenteeism from the jobs of healthy family members, due to a need to care for their loved ones, is probably reduced.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY

We evaluate our program on a monthly basis by tracking the number and effective cost of delivered meals, the number of clients served daily, and the amount of meal cost received from paying clients.  We also track administrative costs which we strive to keep at a minimum.

We also regularly review comments from both clients and our volunteer drivers with respect to the quality of our service in terms of delivery efficiency and meal quality.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $152,842.00
Projected Expenses $152,842.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Organization Comments Please refer to previous discussions.
Address PO BOX 23691
Primary Phone (843) 689 8334
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director xxx xxx
Board Chair Dan Porter
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Year of Incorporation 1980