February 2019
We are relieved that previously closed federal agencies have reopened to temporarily end the government shutdown. We have seen firsthand the adverse consequences of the shutdown. Thanks to your contributions, the Lowcountry Food Bank was able to host two farmers market-style fresh produce distributions and deliver more than 600 shutdown relief boxes. As February 15 approaches, we will continue to monitor the situation and address the needs of our public servants in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina.
Thanks for making the Lowcountry Food Bank's 20th Annual
Chefs' Feast, presented by Atlas Technologies, a Success in
Fighting Childhood Hunger.

Thanks to our outstanding partners and all of the phenomenal chefs for making Chefs' Feast 2019 a success, enabling us to fight against childhood hunger.

We are proud to announce that donations from this night will provide more than 2,700,000 meals. Thanks to our supporters, we set a new record at almost $450,000 for donations toward Lowcountry Food Bank programs that support the fight against childhood hunger.
“I was really surprised at the amount of people that were here. I’m very grateful that this is here. It’s really overwhelming just talking to people in line; you get goosebumps listening to other people’s stories. There were a lot of people effected by the shutdown,” said Stephanie Hale, a mother of three whose spouse has served in the Coast Guard for 10 years.
"Contracted workers are still in limbo,” he said in an email. “The men and women who clean and secure federal buildings have been living on the edge of disaster for five weeks. Many of these workers are facing eviction, power shut-offs, hunger and even going without lifesaving medications. Unlike direct federal employees, they may never be made whole.”
Do you know?

Help us lead the fight against hunger and learn about the people we serve! Many people ask questions about who among our neighbors struggles with hunger. We hope you'll take a moment to learn the facts about
hunger in South Carolina.

Do you know the answers?

Welcome Stephanie Storer and Abbie Kline!
The Lowcountry Food Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Storer as Nutrition Education Coordinator and welcome Abbie Kline as Communications Intern. Ms. Storer earned a Master's Degree in Health Promotion Management at American University in Washington, D.C. and completed a dietetic internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. Ms. Kline is a junior at the Honors College of Charleston and will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and International Studies.
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