Volume 07 | January 2018
Difficult Decisions
by Samantha Perez
Too many seniors in our community face impossible choices: Can I buy food or medicine this month? How can I get to the grocery store without transportation? Do I have enough income to pay the electric bill? Challenges like these put our seniors at greater risk for food insecurity.

In an effort to reduce these challenges, the Lowcountry Food Bank has a partnership with East Cooper Meals on Wheels that provides healthy, flavorful meals to seniors. In 2017, through the generosity of Enterprise, LCFB was also able to expand its senior meal production to provide an additional 100 meals to Charleston Area Seniors every day. Charleston Area Seniors has been able to reduce its waiting list and now delivers more lunches, smiles and support to our homebound neighbors.

The Lowcountry Food Bank also collaborates with dietetic interns from MUSC to ensure each senior meal is beautiful, tasty and nutritious. These include Tuscan Sloppy Joes, Asian Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Ratatouille, Fish with Lemon Sauce and more. In 2017, volunteers and LCFB staff prepared over 90,000 delicious senior meals in the Zucker Family Production Kitchen.

As the population of Americans who are 65 and older grows, LCFB’s programs and innovations grow with it. Lowcountry Food Bank, its partners and compassionate sponsors like Enterprise make it possible to support the health and well-being of all seniors in our community.
Save the Date
February 11, 2018

Please join us for the 19th annual Chefs' Feast. Register your sponsorship today. Individual reservations are available NOW!

This year, Chefs’ Feast will be led by Chef Jacques Larson of The Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive. The 2018 Chefs' Feast event will feature over 30 of the Lowcountry’s most notable chefs. Guests will enjoy amazing food, drinks and a live auction. All proceeds from the event will support the Lowcountry Food Bank’s critical childhood hunger programs, which include BackPack Buddies, Kids Cafe, Summer Meals and School Pantry.
What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? We want to be your accountability partner! Make your resolution even more meaningful by raising awareness and funds for the Lowcountry Food Bank. It takes just a little to give back a lot. With your help, we can take $1 and create six meals for children, seniors and families who experience hunger.
 
 
With the Lowcountry Food Bank, you can register your fund drive and make every step you take, pound you lift or calorie you burn count in the fight against hunger. Register today, and we will help you create a fund drive page that you can personalize. You can even get your friends and family involved in your New Year’s resolution and show them what you are doing to make sure that no one goes hungry in our community. Click here to get started!
 
With your help, we can turn 2018 into a happy and healthier year for the Lowcountry!
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Cocoa Run Creates Meals
The 2017 Cocoa Cup 5k Race raised $23,700, which created over 142,000 meals for those who are food insecure. Fleet Feet Summerville principals Chris and Amy Minkel and 02 Fitness South Carolina Director Melissa Griffin presented a check to Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO, Pat Walker.

Thanks to the Cocoa Cup Race for helping fight hunger in coastal South Carolina!
Good Cheer Fund raises $382,841.38
Each December since 1927, The Post and Courier’s Good Cheer Fund has raised money to help those in our community who need it the most. That first year, $1,797 was donated to help families in crisis, shelter the homeless and feed the hungry during the holidays.

Thanks to readers of The Post and Courier, the Good Cheer Fund campaign raised $382,841.38 in 2017. Over the past 88 years, the fund has raised $8,735,417.93 and every penny of that has gone to help people during the holiday season.

The Post and Courier's six partner agencies — Coastal Catholic Charities, Carolina Youth Development Center, Lowcountry Food Bank , Association for the Blind, the Salvation Army and Star Gospel Mission — have been busy over the past month using these donations to help with rent payments, utilities, groceries and more for those in need.
Disney Grant strengthens Fresh for All
The Lowcountry Food Bank salutes Disney for its $15,000 donation to strengthen our Fresh for All produce distribution program in coastal South Carolina! This grant provides expanded access to fresh produce and nutritious food for our community.

Thank you Disney!
Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive | Charleston, SC 29405
843.747.8146