Lowcountry Food Bank's Walk to Fight Hunger

Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger Aims to Raise Funds to Help Food Insecure Lowcountry Neighbors

The Lowcountry Food Bank announced 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 Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger, presented by Charles River, will take place on Sunday, September 19 at Riverfront 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.

“Food insecurity among children in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina the Lowcountry Food Bank serves rose 38% between 2019 and 2020 with more than 55,000 children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO. “The rise in food insecurity among adults in the Lowcountry rose 29% between 2019 and 2020, representing more than 185,000 people who struggle with hunger,” he said. “As we begin to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19, the need is still great to ensure our food-insecure neighbors 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 more information, please contact Heather Perry, Lowcountry Food Bank Director of Fundraising at hperry@lcfbank.org or 843-747-8146, ext. 162.

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Media contact:

Jill Hirsekorn, Director of Communications, Lowcountry Food Bank, 843-747-8146 ext. 167 or jhirsekorn@lcfbank.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 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.

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