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Lowcountry Food Bank Announces its 22nd Annual Chefs’ Feast to Fight Childhood Hunger

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The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced today that its 22nd annual Chefs’ Feast gala will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 7 pm as an online, live event. During COVID-19, much of our community has worked from home, eaten dinner from home and done much more FROM HOME. This environment has led us to create Chefs’ Feast 2021: Home Edition.

Presented by Atlas Technologies and hosted by ABC 4 Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams, the LCFB invites our community to log on for our 45-minute virtual event from home to learn how the LCFB implements its programs that fight childhood hunger, see LCFB’s work during COVID-19 in the 10 coastal South Carolina counties we serve and donate.

For over 20 years, LCFB has depended on Chefs’ Feast to fund its childhood hunger programs. If a child is hungry when they go home, chances are, the rest of the family is hungry too. Proceeds from Chefs’ Feast benefit Kids Café, Backpack Buddies, School Market, School Pantry and Summer Meals – which alleviate after-school, weekend and summer hunger for children.

You can choose how you wish to participate in Chefs’ Feast 2021:

  • Register to watch the live Chefs’ Feast show on February 27 for free here.
  • You can simply make a monetary donation here.
  • You or your company can become a Chefs’ Feast Hunger Hero and receive benefits, such as recognition during the live Chefs’ Feast event, a feature on LCFB social media, become a sponsor of a LCFB drive-through food distribution, or receive Chefs’ Feast t-shirts, just to name a few!

For the fourth consecutive year, Chef Jacques Larson, Executive Chef of the Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive, will serve as Chefs’ Feast Lead Chef. Chef Robert Carter founded Chefs’ Feast in 1999, and the event has become one of Charleston’s largest charitable events. You can also support childhood hunger programs AND participating Lowcountry restaurants this year by ordering dinner online during the Chefs’ Feast 2021’s virtual event from a Chefs’ Feast participating restaurant. The slate of participating Chefs’ Feast 2021 restaurants includes some of the Lowcountry’s most prestigious eating places:

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen, Butcher & The Boar, Circa 1886, Cru Café & Cru Catering, The Darling Oyster Bar, Delaney Oyster House, Edmund’s Oast, 82 Queen, FARM – Bluffton, Fleet Landing, Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen, Hank’s Seafood, Indigo Road Group Restaurants, Jalisco, The Kiawah Island Club Group, KISS Cafe, Magnolias, Ms. Roses Food & Cocktails, Obstinate Daughter, The Royal Tern, Saltus River Grill, Slightly North of Broad/Hall’s Management Group in South Carolina, St. Honoré Pastry, Swig & Swine, Wild Olive. 

Unfortunately, one in five children throughout the Lowcountry experiences food insecurity and hunger. Through Chefs’ Feast proceeds and from community partners, the Lowcountry Food Bank distributed in 2020 almost 100,000 BackPack Buddies bags to provide children food to take home on the weekends. In addition, the LCFB distributed 7,500 School Pantry food boxes to partner schools for students and their families. Through our Summer Meals program, in addition to a free, nutritious meal, LCFB distributed more than 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to children and their families on John’s Island.

“We are grateful to our community for the support we have received over the years for Chefs’ Feast,” said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. “As we plan our very first virtual Chefs’ Feast event, we look forward to amazing participation so we can continue to fight childhood hunger and ensure that our food insecure children across the Lowcountry continue to have access to healthy food.”

For more information about Chefs’ Feast 2021: Home Edition, visit the LCFB website at https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/chefsfeast2021/.
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