East Cooper Meals on Wheels is a remarkable organization.

For over 30 years it has delivered nutritious meals and ministered to homebound citizens. This ministry has grown to over 20 routes serving nearly 300 individuals with compassion and encouragement.

Can you imagine the delight of recipients to receive not only a meal but a kind smile and encouraging conversation — and even food for these individuals’ precious pets?

As the area grows, the need for Meals on Wheels increases. Community support is vital to see that these neighbors’ needs are met.

By the summer of 2016 they project they will have served nearly two million meals. I hope each of you will join me this holiday season and experience the wonderful joy of giving to our East Cooper Meals on Wheels.

One day it could be any of us in need of the kindness of others.

If you know of someone in need of meals or if you would like to volunteer or provide financial support to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, call (843) 881-9350 or visit www.ecmow.org.

The mailing address is P.O. Box 583, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29465.

Ann Edwards

Venning Street

Mount Pleasant