OpEd: Everyone matters and everyone deserves connection, inclusion, dignity and support

East Cooper Meals on Wheels President and CEO wrote to the Moultrie News urging the community to do more this holiday season and beyond. “Despite our technologically connected society, people are lonelier than ever. Nowhere is social isolation and loneliness more evident than among homebound …

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Hope > a meal

Fifteen years ago, Jerome moved from North Charleston to the Old Village of Mount Pleasant because he liked how nice and quiet it was. He stayed busy painting houses for many years, but in March, he fell and could not get up. His injuries were …

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Preserving Independence > a meal

With four sons and plenty of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great-great grandchildren, it’s no wonder that Ms. Annie’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family. Even so, 86-year-old Annie still enjoys living on her own and even occasionally preparing one of her …

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Reducing Isolation > a meal

Mr. Arther loves sitting on his porch, and that’s where his Meals on Wheels delivery drivers find him waiting for their arrival most days. He’s not a man of many words, but he is so very grateful for the people that bring him a meal …

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East Cooper Meals on Wheels thanks veterans

On Veterans Day and every day, East Cooper Meals on Wheels serves an average of 300 people each day and about 60 of those recipients are veterans. See the photos. 


A safety check > a meal

When Ms. Thea’s neighbor of 20 years, Debbie, started to worry about her getting enough to eat, she knew Meals on Wheels could help. “It’s not easy for Thea to get to the grocery store or stand long enough to cook anything, and both of …

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Giving Back in Charleston this Holiday Season

East Cooper Meals on Wheels delivers over 400 meals daily to homebound neighbors in the Lowcountry. Recipients will receive a hot, midday meal at their door every weekday. They work especially hard during the holiday season to ensure that no neighbor is forgotten or hungry. East Cooper Meals on Wheels relies on volunteers to help prepare and deliver meals. Other services are available, …

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>a meal

Nearly 10 million people in this country do not know where their next meal is coming from. Millions more experience the negative effects of living alone, including depression and isolation from social interaction with friends and family. Locally, East Cooper Meals on Wheels has found …

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