By Bridget Johnson for Island Eye News
East Cooper Meals on Wheels is partnering with local elected officials to promote the 14th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound neighbors who rely on its vital safety net.
During “Community Champions Week,” March 21 to 25 Isle of Palms’ Mayor Dick Cronin, councilmember Jimmy Carroll and Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil, will join members of Mount Pleasant Town Council to partner with Meals on Wheels and deliver meals to homebound residents.
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the annual March for Meals awareness campaign in an effort to fill the gap between those served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs.
The local efforts will also build up to the 11th annual “A Meal to Remember” Gala and Auction on April 7. For more information, visit www.ecmow.org/gala. To learn more about the national March for Meals campaign, visit www.marchformeals.com.