Lowcountry Food Bank’s Walk to Fight Hunger Raises $60,001 to Feed Food-Insecure Neighbors

September 24, 2021 -- Charleston, SC -- The Lowcountry Food Bank held a "hybrid" walk event to bring greater awareness to hunger issues in coastal South Carolina during Feeding America's Hunger Action Month and raise funds for Lowcountry Food Bank programs, including Senior Meals, Childhood Hunger programs, and fresh produce options for the community.

The Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger, presented by Charles River, took place on Sunday at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Donors and friends were encouraged to drop in to the park and participate in a self-guided walking tour at their own pace and comfort level.

Lowcountry Food Bank also hosted a "drive-thru" food drive at the event. Participants graciously donated more than 850 pounds of non-perishable, canned proteins, canned fruits and canned vegetables, and 75 pounds of diapers.

Hearty thanks go to Presenting Sponsor Charles River and the Walk to Fight Hunger corporate partners who supported the event: Ashton Woods, ClaimLogiq, Crews Subaru, Food Lion Feeds, iHeart Media Charleston, Ingevity, Live 5 News, Publix, and Smithey Ironware Company. Many thanks to First Reliance Bank, The Washout, Ellen & Michael Mintz, and Berkeley Electric Cooperative.

"We want to thank our gracious partners and our community at-large for joining us on Sunday to learn more about the hunger issues our Lowcountry neighbors face every day, right here in our own community," said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. "The continued support from community enables us to help provide nutritious food for our neighbors in need."

Food insecurity among children in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina rose 38% between 2019 and 2020 with more than 55,000 children who don't know where their next meal is coming from. The rise in food insecurity among adults in the 10 coastal counties rose 29% between 2019 and 2020, representing more than 185,000 people who struggle with hunger.

For more information, to find food assistance, to make a donation or to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank, visit our website at lowcountryfoodbank.org

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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 in 2020. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 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, go to the Lowcountry Food Bank website at lowcountryfoodbank.org.

About Charles River
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 https://hsc.criver.com/south-carolina.html


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