Charleston, SC -- Lowcountry Food Bank announced today that Hendrick Automotive Group donated $75,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank on November 14, presented by Steve Strickland - Executive General Manager - Hendrick Lexus Charleston, to help feed food-insecure neighbors in the Charleston Tri-County. As part of the event, volunteers from Hendrick Automotive Group and the Charleston Battery soccer team packed 1,000 meals for distribution to the community.
Hendrick Automotive Group has donated funds and time to Lowcountry Food Bank for nine years. They have hosted more than 30 Easter and Thanksgiving food drives for Lowcountry neighbors who would not otherwise have access to these holiday meals. Through holiday meal drives and virtual food drives during the pandemic, Hendrick teammates have purchased, assembled, distributed and provided more than 800,000 meals to Lowcountry neighbors.
During the nine-year partnership between Hendrick Automotive Group and Lowcountry Food Bank, in addition to their commitment to serve others through holiday meals, Hendrick teammates have packed thousands of food boxes and raised more than $275,000 in funding to support the Lowcountry Food Bank's mission to lead the fight against hunger in our community.
"We are proud to count Hendrick Automotive Group as a dedicated corporate partner for Lowcountry Food Bank, and today's event is another example of their leadership and philosophy in action of giving back to the community through Hendrick Cares - their corporate social responsibility program that drives a legacy of caring for others and a commitment to teamwork," said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. "We are excited to kick off the holiday season of giving today with Hendrick Automotive Group and we appreciate the generous donation of their time and the impact they make in the lives of those we serve."
Since fall 2020, Hendrick Automotive Group has donated more than $3.5 million to 27 food bank partners throughout the 13 states in which they operate. This event is part of Hendrick Automotive Group’s virtual fall meal drive, where teammates from their dealerships, collision centers and support offices participate in their annual meal drive by making financial donations virtually.
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 the Lowcountry Food Bank website.
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