Volume 11 | Disaster Relief Edition 2018
Hurricane Florence:
The Fight Isn't Over Yet.

Donate today to help the
Lowcountry Food Bank deliver essential disaster relief supplies to flood victims.
Hurricane and flood victims still need support for the weeks and months to come. With your donation today, the Lowcountry Food Bank will continue to be there for families.

The Lowcountry Food Bank has recently completed an additional 10,000 disaster relief box distribution to give families access to fresh produce, shelf-stable food, bottled water, baby products and cleaning supplies in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.

The Lowcountry Food Bank has conducted approximately 170 food distributions and will continue distributing needed food and supplies.

Here's how we are helping with disaster relief efforts throughout our coastal communities:

-- Distributed more than one million pounds of food to date
-- Served the equivalent of more than 833,000 meals
-- Conducted many direct to client distributions to storm victims

We still need donations to help hurricane and flood victims.

Steven and Maria Mungo of Mungo Homes are generously providing a dollar for dollar match for every donation you make toward
flood relief up to $100,000!
Thanks to the Mungos, your donation will go twice as far to help people who are struggling to find their next meal in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

The Lowcountry Food Bank has expanded
in Myrtle Beach!

Driven by the growing volume of requests for food in Horry and Georgetown counties, the Lowcountry Food Bank held an unveiling ceremony in Myrtle Beach at its new 20,000 square foot facility at 4716 Northgate Boulevard in early September. Food Lion made a $300,000 gift to support the Lowcountry Food Bank’s new food distribution center.

The new Regional Food Distribution Center Nourished by Food Lion Feeds is more convenient for the Lowcountry Food Bank’s community partners and volunteers and will enable efficient distribution of fresh produce to those in the community who are food insecure. It will include an expanded cooler space to store fresh, healthy food and an enlarged freezer space to hold more frozen food items.

Additionally, Food Lion Feeds generously donated 25 pallets of food to the new center, which were distributed to the community. 
Thanks to  Smithfield Foods  and  Harris Teeter  for donating 40,000 pounds of protein in August to help fight hunger in the Lowcountry!
Steven and Maria Mungo of Mungo Homes are generously providing a dollar for dollar match for every donation you make toward
flood relief up to $100,000!
Thanks to the Mungos, your donation will go twice as far to help people who are struggling to find their next meal as they are recovering from
Hurricane Florence.
Click here to see a recent ABC TV News 4 broadcast and learn how the Lowcountry Food Bank is providing Hurricane Florence and flood relief supplies .

Volunteer Profile: John Gorczyca
John Gorczyca is a Lowcountry Food Bank volunteer whose presence and energy every week help feed our community. John and his wife moved to Charleston from Cleveland when he retired and they wanted to give back to people. He has served hundreds of hours in the Lowcountry Food Bank Zucker Family Production Kitchen since shortly after it opened. “We have fun and we both love to cook. It’s a very fulfilling feeling to prepare these meals,” said John. “We make 1,500 individual meals every Monday and meals for East Cooper Meals on Wheels.”

“When my wife and I first started volunteering, we mostly served as sous chefs and did lots of chopping. But there’s lots of specialized cooking now – the kitchen is all volunteers. Chef Emily and Johnnie are fantastic and they have recipes lined up and things are all ready for us when we arrive. We come in and immediately start working and producing.”

John says he and his wife have made good friends with the other volunteers who work on Mondays, too. John tells people that volunteering is hard work – he says he is constantly moving and there are no boundaries to kitchen duties. “When it comes time, you just pitch in – it’s phenomenal how much we do,” said John. “We love Charleston and it’s a very giving community.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Lowcountry Food Bank, click here.
Lowcountry Food Bank
2864 Azalea Drive | Charleston, SC 29405
843.747.8146