Volume 05 | November 2017
Tough Choices
When you support the Lowcountry Food Bank, you not only help put a meal on a table, but you also take a hard decision off the plate of a family like Gaby's. When Gaby and her husband lost their jobs, they were faced with hard choices in caring for their young family, like paying the electric bill or buying diapers. Thanks to her local food bank's mobile Farmers' Market Fresh for All and the BackPack Buddies Program, she has enough food for her family and hope for their future.

"No one ever thinks that this is going to happen to them. But when you do find yourself in this situation, it's so nice to know that there are people out here to help you."

Help others in our community who are faced with tough choices everyday!
The Lowcountry Food Bank has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, the Lowcountry Food Bank's goal is to collect $130,000 to build a truck that will help our mission of leading the fight against hunger by providing a means to distribute food throughout coastal South Carolina. The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and will distributed more than 27 million pounds of food in 2017, through a network of nearly 300 member agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. Learn More
Gifts for this
´╗┐Holiday Season
This holiday season, we are celebrating gifts that matter, gifts that help support the Lowcountry Food Bank's mission to lead the fight against hunger in Coastal South Carolina.

Giving the perfect gift is often difficult.

Gifts can be stressful, both for the giver and the receiver; it's hard to know exactly what someone will want. That's how you end up with a statue of a lizard playing a banjo.

A donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank is the perfect solution! The giver and receiver will both be thankful that no one got stuck with a bad gift, and children, families and seniors are thankful for the food they receive.
Your donation right now will go to help families  receive the food they need.
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 THEME FOR NOVEMBER
PARTNER PROFILES

The Food Lion Food Pantry Remodel
Now in its third year, Food Lion is expanding its Pantry Makeover Program from 30 pantries to 60 through December 12th, marking its 60th anniversary in business. Pantry remodels include fresh paint, shelf and equipment installation to expand capacity to accommodate vegetables and additional products to stock the shelves! Food Lion associates also replace blinds, install refrigerators and add outdoor plants.
Through December 12th, Food Lion will donate more than 2.5 million meals and 2,000 volunteer hours as part of its largest associate volunteer initiative ever!

The Jehovah Holiness Church's food pantry, that serves the Jamestown area, received the Food Lion remodel on October 19th.
Food Pantry Opens at Stall High School
The Lowcountry Food Bank has partnered with Stall High School to open a food pantry inside the school on October 4th! We are so excited about this incredible opportunity to serve more food insecure families. Families can pick up food once a month. Click here for more information.

This is another example of how the Lowcountry Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in our community.
Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive | Charleston, SC 29405
843.747.8146