Individuals Companies Civic Groups Schools And Churches Are Encouraged To Put Together Fundraising Walk Teams And Celebrate With The Community At The Event
“The food insecurity rate remains high at more than 11% in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. This is equivalent to 161,430 of our neighbors, of whom 45,540 are children,” said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO. “Our work to ensure that every neighbor who experiences food insecurity has equitable access to healthy food remains focused and strategic while we navigate economic inflationary issues, higher food and transportation costs, and food procurement challenges,” he said. “The need is still great to ensure our neighbors who face hunger can live a healthy life. We encourage our community to participate in the Walk this fall and learn a little more about hunger issues at the event.”
“For nearly 35 years, Charles River has operated in Charleston County. We are committed to ensuring our Lowcountry communities are healthy and thriving,” said Greg Marshall, CVP and General Manager, Charles River. “We are proud to sponsor the Walk to Fight Hunger again this year to continue to support the Lowcountry Food Bank in its mission to alleviate hunger in Coastal South Carolina.”
For more information about the Walk, please contact Lowcountry Food Bank Development Officer, Alexis Barbalace, ator 747-8146, ext. 105. To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit ourwebsite.
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About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food and essential products in 2020. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information go to http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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The Mike And Beverly Smith Volunteer Center
Mike and Beverly Smith made a multi-year gift in 2020 to the Lowcountry Food Bank and Trident United Way to renovate space used by food bank volunteers and serve our neighbors needs throughout the tri-county. The Smiths gift, which has created and enhanced experiences for volunteers, will also help educate our volunteers about hunger issues and thank them for the impact they truly make for those who struggle to feed themselves. The Mike and Beverly Smith Volunteer Center tangibly reinforces how deeply the Smiths value our work. Mike and Beverly understand first-hand the fight against hunger. Volunteers contribute more than 51,000 hours annually to ensure that nutritious food reaches people who need it most.
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The Lowcountry Food Bank announced today that Michael and Pam Wilson have provided a dollar-for-dollar match up to $150,000 for every donation made toward COVID-19 food relief. The donation will be used to purchase and distribute “Fueled by Fresh” relief boxes of fresh produce and shelf-stable food designed to provide each family with one week’s worth of food.
COVID-19 is creating a tremendous increase in the demands on the Food Bank and its partner agencies and food pantries. The LCFB is meeting increased food needs while preparing for continued challenges in the weeks and months to come. In the last few weeks alone, the LCFB has expensed more than $400,000 on food and transportation.
“Our expenses will continue to increase as COVID-19 further evolves and we will continue to need significant monetary support for continued implementation of our programs that feed seniors, children, families, veterans and individuals throughout coastal South Carolina. We also need to fill the additional, large-scale meal gaps this pandemic has created in our Lowcountry community,” said Pat Walker, LCFB President & CEO. “This amazing donation from Michael and Pam Wilson could not have come at a better time. We are grateful for the Wilson’s generosity, which will enable us to procure and distribute truckloads of healthy food to thousands of our neighbors. We cannot express how much this donation will positively impact our community during this unprecedented time.”
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About The Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed Advocate Empower
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 40 million pounds of food in 2021. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 250 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, visit theLowcountry Food Bank website.
Lowcountry Food Bank Chefs Feast
The annual Lowcountry Food Banks Chefs Feast will be held virtually this year, encouraging public awareness and donations to help end childhood hunger. While the Chefs’ Feast usually offers samples from local restaurants and chefs to raise money, this year the Food Bank will offer a presentation on their efforts, via livestream. For the last 20 years the nonprofit has worked to provide populations in coastal South Carolina with better access to food and nutritious resources. The organization hopes to raise over $452,000 in 2021, with all donations benefiting after-school programs such as Summer Meals and Backpack Buddies. Saturday, 6:30pm pre-show 7pm-7:45pm show. 747-8146, www.lowcountryfoodbank.org
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Join The Walk To Fight Hunger This Sunday
CHARLESTON, S.C. – September is Hunger Action Month and this weekend the Lowcountry is taking steps to fight food insecurity as the Lowcountry Food Bank hosts the 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger. The 5K event is set for Sept. 18 at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston and aims to bring awareness to hunger issues and raise funds for local programs.
Other events include a one-mile fun loop walk and a food drive. Food trucks, face painting and music will also be on site for attendees.
Everyone is encouraged to put together fundraising walk teams and celebrate with the community. Whether you have a walking team together, are a virtual walker, an attendee or just want to donate, it is all to benefit those hungry right here in the Lowcountry. For more information or to register for the event visit the Lowcountry Food Banks website.
A drive through food drive will also take place 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. You can donate non-perishable food from the convenience of your car right next to the park at at Charleston Southern University Buccaneer Stadium, 9200 University Blvd., North Charleston.
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Walk To Fight Hunger Raises $90000 For Lowcountry Food Bank
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger raised $90,000 to people fighting food insecurity this year.
Lowcountry Food Bank serves ten coastal counties of South Carolina and helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 250 partner agencies, including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.
On Sunday, 375 supporters of Lowcountry Food Bank walked a 5K, learned about areas with food insecurities and participated in a day of fun activities at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston.
Alexis Barbalace, the development officer for Lowcountry Food Bank, says this event is important for the community and gives kids the chance to learn about food insecurity.
11.4% of our neighbors are food insecure, meaning they dont have access to a daily meal, Barbalace said. And so, its very important to raise awareness about this issue and that is what the Lowcountry Food Bank does as well as, of course, provide nutritious food to our neighbors who are experiencing that food insecurity.
Eric Vanscoik is a top donor for Lowcountry Food Bank and the leader of the walk. He says he wears a different food costume when raising money at the organizations events.
Nobody has their best ideas or lives their best life on an empty stomach, Vanscoik said. And I think getting the whole community lifted up starts with everybody being able to have safe, regular access to nutritious food.
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Lowcountry Food Bank Receives Major Donation Ahead Of Holiday Season
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. The Lowcountry Food Bank can now provide hundreds of thousands of meals to food-insecure people across the Lowcountry thanks to a major donation by Hendrick Automotive Group.
The group presented a $75,000 check to the food bank Monday morning. It was raised by employees of the group coupled with a donation match program by Rick Hendrick, the founder of the Hendrick Automotive Group.
That came to $75,000 we were able to give back to the Lowcountry this year for the Thanksgiving meal drive, said Steve Strickland, a representative of Hendrick Automotive Group.
According to the Lowcountry Food Bank, $1 funds six meals. That means, with the $75,000 donation, approximately 450,000 meals will be funded.
Theres tremendous need in the community, said Nick Osborne, the CEO and President of the food bank. $75,000 will go a long way in being able to help support those neighbors in our community that wont have food to put on their tables.
Across the 10 counties served by the food bank, Osborne said there are around 160,000 people facing food insecurity.
The need is gonna continue to be there. With the pandemic, of course, that heightened the need, but here we are after the pandemic still finding ourselves in a situation where theres extreme need. So this will go a long way in helping them and enabling them to have a meal, said Osborne.
Part of the reason the need is high heading into the holiday season is because of inflation.
Who We Are
The Lowcountry Food Bank is a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of 300 member feeding agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. We distribute food through our three distribution centers of Yemassee, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
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