Lowcountry Food Bank Breaks Ground for Southern Region Food Center

Charleston, SC -- Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) held a groundbreaking ceremony last week in Early Branch for its new Southern Region Food Center.

Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) in 2022 secured land on the Agriculture Technology Campus (ATC) in Hampton, South Carolina to build a 20,000 square foot facility. The building is strategically positioned to serve neighbors in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties and provide opportunities for increased engagement, scale and capacity-sharing for our partner agencies, who distribute almost 90% of the food that Lowcountry Food Bank procures.

The facility will store dry and refrigerated food, enable frozen storage, and will include loading docks, a teaching kitchen, and spaces for offices, volunteers and meeting space for LCFB partners to use. The new facility is slated to open in 2024 and will enable expansion of LCFB food programs in the area.

In addition to increasing efficiencies among LCFB's other two Food Centers in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the new facility will serve as a hub for LCFB partners, providing an improved experience for food pickup, opportunities to convene through increased coordination, collaboration and shared learning in a teaching kitchen.

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 2022. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 230 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.

To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit our website at lowcountryfoodbank.org. the Walk to Fight Hunger



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