The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced that Charles River Laboratories (Charles River) has donated $30,000 to help feed Lowcountry neighbors who struggle with hunger.
Employees from the local Charles River site have volunteered and helped pack food at the LCFB for many years. “As COVID-19 continues to impact food needs within our community, the LCFB has been busy keeping up with demand for food assistance,” said Greg Marshall, CVP and Chief Operating Officer, Charles River Microbial Solutions. “This donation will help the LCFB continue to alleviate food insecurity with nutritious food needed by their partner agencies and schools throughout coastal South Carolina that serve our community’s most vulnerable.”
COVID-19 has created a tremendous increase in the demands on the LCFB and its partner agencies. The LCFB is meeting increased food needs while meeting challenges like higher costs of food procurement, tightening of the food supply chain and the need to modify how food is safely distributed to the community.
“We are delighted that Charles River is supporting the LCFB to help us feed our neighbors in this time of great need,” said Pat Walker, LCFB President and CEO. “When business leaders step up and give, it makes a significant impact for those we serve in the Lowcountry.”
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 32 million pounds of food in 2019. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices.
About Charles River
Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit www.criver.com.