Charleston, SC -- Lowcountry Food Bank's 3rd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger took place on Sunday, September 10 at Wannamaker Park. The Walk is 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 2023 event raised $92,128, which enables more than 552,000 meals for our neighbors who experience food insecurity.
The Walk was presented by Parker's Kitchen, and more than 400 people attended the event. Individuals, companies, civic groups, schools, and churches put together fundraising walk teams for the event.
"The food insecurity rate remains high at almost 10% in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. This is equivalent to more than 144,000 of our neighbors, of whom more than 44,000 are children. The need is still great to ensure that our neighbors who face hunger can live a healthy life." said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO. "We thank our community for participating in the Walk, which helps our community have even greater awareness of critical hunger issues."
“At Parker’s Kitchen, we have a powerful, ongoing commitment to give back to the communities that have supported us over the years,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We know that every cent matters. We want to be a force for positive change and to support important causes and nonprofit organizations that matter most to our customers.”
The event Presenting Sponsor: Parker's Kitchen
Gold Sponsor: Motley Rice
Silver Sponsors: Crews Subaru, Fifth Third Bank, Food Lion, Humana, Nucor Berkeley, Viva Chicken
Bronze Sponsors: Benefitfocus, Insomnia Cookies, Panera Bread, South Atlantic Bank, South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Sun Solutions
Sign Sponsors: CSL Plasma, David and Judith Miller, Filipino-American Association of Palmetto State, Glick Boehm Architecture, Thrivent
Media Partner: WCSC Live 5 News
Event Sponsors: South Carolina Stingrays, Canebrake Construction, Fleet Feet, Humana Healthy Horizons in South Carolina, Joints in Motion, New York Life, Preferred Home Services, Rising Tide Wellness, Eastwood Homes, River Landing Dentistry, First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina along with numerous community partners.
To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit our website at lowcountryfoodbank.org.
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.the Walk toFight Hunger
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