Since 1985 East Cooper Meals on Meals delivered food to people who are homebound or are unable to provide their own meals. From 5,000 meals in that first year to nearly 160,000 this past year.
The need is great and none of this would be possible if not for volunteers. Volunteers like Merv Horner, who is tonight’s Everyday Hero.
It would take Merv Horner a long time to count all the meals he has delivered. As volunteers are busy preparing the daily, this 74 year old is getting set to deliver them.
He doesn’t need GPS to find the homes and he is on a first name basis with all of his families.
The retired Air Force Veteran spending about three hour days, helping others, and doing much more than just delivering meals.
Meals On Wheels totally non-profit, no government funding whatsoever. They get their money thru donations, fundraisers, and other events.
Nearly 2 million meals served in the past 31 years, East Cooper Meals On Wheels now has a “Feeding Friends” program which serves people recently discharged from the hospital after illness, surgery, or organ transplant.