Food Assistance

Each week, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) provides food for hundreds of families and individuals in our community. If you need food, we’re here to help. It’s really that simple. Food assistance is at the heart and soul of what ECCO provides to our neighbors in need. With support from our valued partners, we are able to help ensure no one in our community goes without food.

Wellness Pantry

ECCO’s Wellness Pantry follows the client choice model – allowing neighbors seeking food assistance to choose for themselves what products they receive. For the safety of our community, we’ve gone digital, allowing neighbors to shop for their monthly food order on their computer, tablet, or cell phone. For those without internet access, an ECCO representative can take orders over the phone. Our pantry consists of donations from churches, businesses, organizations, individuals, and retail partners like Costco, Harris Teeter, Publix, Walmart, Lowe’s Food, Aldi, and more.


Farmer’s Market

Each month, ECCO holds a monthly Fresh & Free Farmer’s Market on the third Thursday, in pop-up locations across the Lowcountry. Each month, we visit sites like Awendaw, McClellanville, and at our campus on Six Mile Road in Mount Pleasant. These drive-thru farmer’s market events provide local families with enough fresh fruits and vegetables for the entire household and are open to anyone living in the community. When you arrive, simply show your personal ID and you’ll be eligible to receive this free produce. For those living in the Cainhoy/Huger area, our partners at the Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center (BCCOC) host a Fresh & Free Farmer’s Market at the same time each month. The McClellanville Farmer’s Market is held at Bethel AME on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Read full disclaimer and how to report issues.

Our Valued Partners

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