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Nonprofit Spotlight: Lowcountry Food Bank

MISSION

To lead the fight against hunger in our community.

HISTORY

The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. A member of the Feeding America network, LCFB procures, collects and inspects food from manufacturers, food distributors, the government, retail partners, wholesalers, farmers, and individuals, then distributes this food to a local network of community partners including food pantries, on-site meal providers, afterschool programs, low-income senior centers and shelters. Additional food, including fresh produce from small local farmers, is purchased for distribution. Now operating in its 37th year, the LCFB is located in the 60,000-square-foot Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center in Charleston, the 20,000-square-foot Food Lion Feeds Regional Food Center in Myrtle Beach and the 9,000-square-foot Beaufort Regional Food Center in Yemassee. The LCFB has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator based on its financial health, efficiency and capacity, and 97 percent of the LCFB’s charitable dollars are spent on programs and services. 

WHOM IT HELPS

Each year, the LCFB partners with nearly 300 nonprofit and faith-based organizations to distribute over 32 million pounds of food to more than 200,000 food-insecure children, seniors, veterans and adults. The LCFB’s services include child, veteran, and senior hunger-relief programs, nutrition education, and fresh produce distributions.

HOW TO HELP

The LCFB is always in need of monetary donations and volunteers to help pack food for distribution to the community. With your support, thousands of less fortunate people will gain access to nutritious food and hope for a better future. A gift amount of $100 provides 600 meals for children, seniors and families in need.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK: Visit lowcountryfoodbank.org or call 843-589-4118