Meals on Wheels Board of Directors appoints new officers

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014

Richard Garcia

The board of directors for East Cooper Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce its leadership team for 2014.

Richard Garcia, senior vice president for O’Brien & Gere, will serve as the chairman of the board of directors.

George Durney, director of target analytics sales for Blackbaud, will serve as the vice chairman.

Bill Flaherty, retired from Mars, Inc., will serve as the secretary.

The board of directors is also pleased to welcome Rev. Joe Carnes Ananias, associate rector for young adults and outreach at Christ Church, as the newest member of the board.

East Cooper Meals on Wheels:

East Cooper Meals on Wheels delivers daily nutrition to residents of any income level in Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, Cainhoy and Wando, who are homebound or unable to provide their own meals. They also advocate on behalf of recipients whose needs exceed the scope of programs. The mission extends beyond the poor elderly to include anyone of any age who is homebound for any length of time and/or unable to independently provide a meal. Most recipients are over 60 years of age and 74 percent of their recipients live at or below the poverty line.

Each meal delivered provides 33 percent of the Dietary Reference Intake for a recipient, with one midday meal being delivered daily to each recipient. Their most needy and isolated recipients rely on them for 66 percent of their DRI through the delivery of a second daily (supper) meal.

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