MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) – A local organization that helps community members facing challenges is looking to collect food and other items before the next Thanksgiving holiday.

East Cooper Community Outreach was founded as an emergency relief effort in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo and has evolved into an ongoing community resource offering assistance, advice and resources to those facing challenges. challenges in life.

To help community members, many of whom have been affected by the ongoing pandemic, ECCO is requesting Thanksgiving meal items to ensure families have a meal for the next vacation.

Requested items:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned yams
  • Stuffing mix
  • White rice
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sauce (without glass)
  • Instant potatoes
  • Assorted pie filling
  • Pie crust mix

They also collect $ 20 gift cards to Publix and Harris Teeter to buy a turkey.

Plus, they’re looking for items to help stock their wellness pantry, including:

  • Foods: Long-life milk, Applesauce, Canned vegetables, Canned tomatoes, Canned salmon, Broth (all varieties), Crackers (Saltine, Cheese, Graham, etc.)
  • Cleaning: laundry detergent, dish soap, garbage bags, cleaning sponges, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Hygiene: body wash, body lotion, hand soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, size 6 diapers

You can purchase items for the organization through an Amazon Wish List.