Jeff Harris at golf fournament

Friendship Trays has been providing nutritious meals to over 700 elderly or infirm individuals in the Charlotte community every weekdaysince 1976. However, they provide so much more than just a meal. Each meal comes with a warm greeting, compassion, support, and peace of mind.

It costs $6.91 to prepare, package and deliver each meal.

57% of their recipients pay only 65¢ per meal.

Donations cover the rest of the cost.

For the past 24 years, Friendship Trays has hosted an annual “Driving Away Hunger” Golf Tournament to gain local support and donations to feed your neighbors in the Charlotte area throughout the year. TelWare was proud to sponsor the event in 2018, and two of our Account Managers, Jeff Harris (pictured right) and Kevin Gallagher, teamed as golfers to support the cause.

Friendship Trays has trusted TelWare as their telephone service provider for the past 10 years. The non-profit recently updated their on-premise phone system to a TelWare hosted system with Avaya 9608 phones. A hosted (or cloud-based) phone system, has many advantages over an on-premise system such as flexibility, no maintenance, lower operating costs, and mobility.

To learn more about our hosted phone systems, or how TelWare can find a custom solution for your communications needs, contact us at 1-800-637-3148 or

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