loaves and fishes mosaic

When you are staying in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, food’s a big component of a successful vacay.  There’s nothing like gathering in the kitchen of your Charleston beach house, family and friends all cooperating together to put a home-cooked meal on the table.  Luckily our beach house rentals Charleston SC are outfitted with gourmet kitchens to do just that.

Thankfully, the Isle of Palms has its own full-service grocery store once again, as Harris-Teeter opened in the island location that housed the old Red & White for decades.  There’s also an unbelievable abundance of grocery shopping options just over the IOP Connector in Mount Pleasant.   Just about every chain around is represented, and they are all a short drive from our Isle of Palms luxury rentals.  With the acquisition of Piggly Wiggly Carolina, Mount Pleasant now boasts six large Harris-Teeters in Mount Pleasant alone (not counting those downtown or in West Ashley)… not to mention multiple Publix, Bilos, Wal-Marts, a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods.  So in other words, you’ll have plenty of convenient options when stocking your beach house Charleston.

So there you are in your luxury house on Isle of Palms.  You’ve had a glorious week full of sun, fun and merriment, and Saturday morning is here  –  time to check out.  Even though everyone seemed to eat to their heart’s content, there’s still a bunch of food left in the fridge, freezers and pantry.  (It’s hard not to overshop when stocking up beach rentals Charleston).   You don’t really feel like schlepping it home in the car or heaven forbid, try to take it with you on the plane.

Well, a wonderful charitable option is available, thanks to the Isle of Palms Methodist Church.  It’s the pretty white church in the dog leg of the road, where 21st Avenue comes into Palm Boulevard… close to most of our luxury beach house rentals SC.  (Their address is 12  21st Avenue).

It’s called Loaves and Fishes.

Each Saturday morning until Labor Day, they collect any unopened food items you might have and distribute it to the local non-profit food bank, East Cooper Community Outreach (aka ECCO).  Not only do they take typical dry pantry items, they also take fruit, vegetables, bread and frozen foods.  Collection takes place in front of the church from 9:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. every Saturday till the end of the summer season.

So feel free to stock those SC vacation rentals with groceries galore… and know that any extra won’t have to go to waste.

Here’s a link to the church’s website:  http://iopmethodist.com/

And here’s their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/FUMCIOP/posts/638149959546775


Also, if you are in one of our rental homes South Carolina this week, you might check out something fun happening tomorrow (Wednesday, July 15th).  It takes place at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, which as I’ve covered in this BLOG, and this BLOG, hosts great events all year long.

Well, tomorrow it’s Splash Day, and it looks to be a lot of fun for all ages.  Here’s what it’ll include:

  • Giant water park with inflatable slides up to three stories high
  • Firehouse spray-downs thanks to the Mount Pleasant Fire Department
  • Live music by Brian Cleary
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Charleston Festival Foods available for purchase
  • All ages are welcome
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Here’s the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/812053762225043/


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger