Lowcountry Food Bank announced this week that its 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger raised more than $90,000 to procure food for Lowcountry neighbors who face hunger, which equates to 540,000 meals. The Walk to Fight Hunger is a family-friendly event that brings awareness to hunger issues in coastal South Carolina and raises funds for Lowcountry Food Bank programs, including Senior Meals, Childhood Hunger programs, and fresh produce options for the community.
The Walk to Fight Hunger, presented by Charles River, took place on Sunday, September 18 at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston. Individuals, companies, and civic groups put together fundraising walk teams, learned about hunger issues, and enjoyed fun and leisurely activities at the event. More than 400 people attended the event, of which 90 were children.
The Walk was created to commemorate Hunger Action Month, the Feeding America network’s annual nationwide campaign in September designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of hunger in the United States.
Event sponsors were: Presenting Sponsor Charles River Labs, Apollon Wealth Management, Aramark, Benefitfocus, Berkeley Electric, Canebrake Construction, Chase Bank, Crews Subaru, Dominion Energy, Google, Greystar, Humana Marketpoint, Jear Logistics, Motley Rice, Parker’s Community Fund, Publix, MUSC, Nucor, Raymond James, Refuel, Ruby Sunshine, Samet Corporation, SC Stingrays Hockey, Sea Island Builders, Stanley Martin Homes, Sun Solutions, and Viva Chicken, and Warren Fastenings. Live 5 News and WEZL Kindness Crews-Aide were the event Media Sponsors. Community sponsors were Boeing, Brilliant Faces, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston Southern University, Food Lion, Humana Healthy Horizons, Other Brother Entertainment, Panera Bread, and TURN90. Community Partners were Carolina Youth Development Center, Charleston Animal Society, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Moves, Fleet Feet, Girl Scouts, and Green Heart Project.
“The food insecurity rate remains high at more than 11% in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. This is equivalent to 161,430 of our neighbors, of whom 45,540 are children,” said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO. “Our work to ensure that every neighbor who experiences food insecurity has equitable access to healthy food remains focused and strategic while we navigate economic inflationary issues, higher food and transportation costs, and food procurement challenges,” he said. “The need is still great to ensure our neighbors who face hunger can live a healthy life. We encourage our community to participate in the Walk again next year. A heartfelt thank you to every partner and community member who made the event a success this year.”
“For nearly 35 years, Charles River has operated in Charleston County. We are committed to ensuring our Lowcountry communities are healthy and thriving,” said Greg Marshall, CVP and General Manager, Charles River. “We are proud to sponsor the Walk to Fight Hunger again this year to continue to support the Lowcountry Food Bank in its mission to alleviate hunger in Coastal South Carolina.”
To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit our website at lowcountryfoodbank.org.
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