Lowcountry Food Bank Announces its 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger Let’s Unite to Feed the Lowcountry

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Charleston, SC -- Lowcountry Food Bank announced today its 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger, a family-friendly event that aims to bring awareness to hunger issues in coastal South Carolina and raise funds for Lowcountry Food Bank programs, including Senior Meals, Childhood Hunger programs, and fresh produce options for the community.

The Walk to Fight Hunger, presented by Charles River, will take place on Sunday, September 18 at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston. Individuals, companies, civic groups, schools, and churches are encouraged to put together fundraising walk teams and celebrate with the community at the event.

A variety of corporate sponsorship levels and volunteer opportunities are available through August 22, including Silver, Bronze, and Signage sponsorships. Sponsors to date are: Presenting Sponsor Charles River Labs, Apollon Wealth Management, Aramark, Benefitfocus, Berkeley Electric, Canebrake Construction, Crews Subaru, Google, Greystar, Humana Marketpoint, Jear Logistics, Motley Rice, Publix, MUSC, Nucor, Raymond James, Ruby Sunshine, Samet Corporation, SC Stingrays Hockey, Sea Island Builders, Stanley Martin Homes, and Sun Solutions. Live 5 News and WEZL Kindness Crews-Aide are the event Media Sponsors. Event sponsors are Brilliant Faces, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston Southern University, Fleet Feet, Food Lion, Humana Healthy Horizons, Other Brother Entertainment, Panera Bread, and TURN90. Community Partners are Charleston Animal Society, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Moves, Green Heart Project, and Viva Chicken.

"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, at abarbalace@lcfbank.org or 843-747-8146, ext. 105.

To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit our website at lowcountryfoodbank.org.

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.

Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit www.criver.com.

 


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