December 2018
It's Time for End of Year Giving!

Greetings!

As you consider your end of the year charitable giving, we hope you will consider the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Give the Gift of Food -- The Lowcountry Food Bank serves more than 200,000 children, seniors and families each year. Direct your year-end charitable giving to the Lowcountry Food Bank and help us make a difference in the lives of so many at this time of year like this month's client profile, Twanda. Like Twanda, more than 72% of the seniors we serve must choose between medication and food.

It's the Holiday Spirit -- The holiday season and its traditions are filled with messages of gratitude, generosity and a spirit of helping others. During this season, many people shop for gifts for friends and family and enjoy holiday meals. By donating to the Lowcountry Food Bank, you are helping to provide meals to families, seniors and children. Holiday giving offers a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate gratitude and compassion for others.
 
If you are interested in donating to the Lowcountry Food Bank, please visit our online donation page before December 31, 2018. To count as a 2018 contribution and qualify for a possible tax deduction, donations made by check must be mailed via U.S. Postal Service with postmark and check date on or before Dec. 31, 2018.
Lowcountry Food Bank Client Profile: Tawanda
Tawanda - Edisto Island, South Carolina

I receive disability because I’m unable to work, and I also receive a small amount of SNAP benefits that help me buy groceries. Even though I live with my friend and my sister-in-law, it’s tough to make ends meet.

Before the food pantry was started, I used to have to choose between buying groceries and paying for my medicine. That was a really hard decision. I had to eat, so I would give up my medicine when I couldn’t afford both. There have also been times when I’ve had to go without food, and that’s a horrible feeling.

The food pantry has been such a big help. It provides fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned goods, boxed food, rice, and other healthy foods. It helps out a lot. During the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, the food pantry gives ham or turkey, as well as fresh vegetables. They make sure we have a good meal to eat for the holidays.

I love the volunteers at the food pantry – they are so nice and welcoming, and they really take care of me. I appreciate everything they do to make the food pantry possible. It’s thanks to them that families in this community have enough to eat.
Save the Date!
Chefs' Feast 2019
February 10, 2019

Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of Chefs’ Feast on February 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center for dining and a live auction.

Learn more about this year’s sponsorship opportunities here.
Individual tickets will be available for purchase in early January.

Chefs’ Feast is an annual collaboration between the Lowcountry Food Bank and 30 of the area’s most celebrated chefs who offer up delectable bites to raise funds to fight childhood hunger in the ten coastal counties of South Carolina.
The Holiday Festival of Lights at
James Island County Park is offering $5 off the entry fee for visitors who bring a canned food item to donate! Lowcountry Food Bank discount nights are Monday through Thursday, through January 1st.
Give the Gift of a Meal
Not sure what to get that special someone for the holidays?
Gift the gift of a meal to our food-insecure community
in honor of a loved one.
Donate here today.
Remember to check the box to notify the honoree!
Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive | Charleston, SC 29405
843.747.8146