Nonprofit hosted food distribution on Johns Island

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach hosted a free food and dental kit distribution on Saturday.

It took place at the nonprofit’s Johns Island location on Brownswood Road.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach says they are continuing to provide help to those needing emergency financial, employment and food services during these challenging times.

The nonprofit’s Executive Director Ericka Plater says they hosted the weekend event to health reach people who may be working during the week and can’t visit their locations.

She says the pandemic has caused a greater need in the community.

“Our mission is to help provide people with education, health and direct services which is basic needs like food, clothing financial assistance job assistance, so they can get on the path of self-sufficiency,” Plater says.

Food boxes and dental kits were provided to individuals and families on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’d like to learn more about Our Lady Mercy Community Center you can visit the website here.

They are accepting donations and volunteers.

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