Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sweetgrass Properties has contributed $1,000 toward the purchase of Thanksgiving meals for those served by East Cooper Meals on Wheels and they are challenging other businesses in the community to also make a contribution. Their donation will cover the purchase of 50 complete Thanksgiving dinners, but approximately 170 more dinners are needed to ensure everyone receives a meal.
“Sweetgrass is excited to partner with East Cooper Meals on Wheels,” says Leonard Bucci, owner. “We feel they are a great organization and it is nice to know our donation will feed some local residents who may not have a Thanksgiving meal otherwise. ’Tis the season, right?”
Most people don’t even give a second thought to making their way through the aisles at the grocery store to pick out a turkey and all of the ingredients needed to prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. However, the homebound can’t drive to the store to purchase food. Many of them have families nearby or who plan to travel here for the holiday, but they don’t have the physical ability to get everything for dinner. For the 74 percent of East Cooper Meals on Wheels’ recipients who live at or below the poverty level, limited incomes make purchasing a Thanksgiving dinner to feed their extended families even more of a challenge.
For many years, East Cooper Meals on Wheels has made it a priority to ensure that its homebound recipients and their families don’t have to worry about where Thanksgiving dinner is going to come from. Each Thanksgiving dinner, which costs around $20, includes a turkey and traditional side items like cranberry sauce and green beans.
If you would like to join Sweetgrass Properties, a locally owned vacation rental and property management company, in making sure every homebound recipient has Thanksgiving dinner on their table, please contact East Cooper Meals on Wheels at 881-9350. Contributions are needed no later than Nov. 11 in order to package and deliver the dinners prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.