Donations from the 21st annual Lowcountry Food Bank Chefs’ Feast will provide more than 2,700,000 Meals

February 26, 2020
The Lowcountry Food Bank’s (LCFB) 21st annual Chefs’ Feast gala and live auction, which took place on Sunday, February 9, raised $452,000 to support the fight against childhood hunger. More than 720 community partners and guests attended the annual event.
Lead Chef Jacques Larson- The Obstinate Daughter & Wild Olive

Charles Arena — Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
Tommy Begnaud — Butcher and the Boar

Samantha Blagg — Magnolias
Doug Blair — Cassique at Kiawah Island Club
Allison Porter — The Establishment
Brandon Carter — FARM
Marc Collins — Circa 1886
Shaun Connolly — Josephine Wine Bar
Emily Cookson — Lowcountry Food Bank
Kara Corbelle — Obstinate Daughter/Beardcats
Anthony DiBernardo — Swig & Swine
Matthew Fitzgerald — The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Resort
Kelly Franz — The River Course at Kiawah Island Club
Liz Gorman — Ms. Rose’s
Travis Grimes — Husk
Brad Grozis — Wild Olive
Michael Harvey — Jalisco’s Taqueria & Tequila
Drew Hedlund — Fleet Landing
Heather Hutton — Edmund’s Oast
Mark Keiser — Oak Steakhouse
Russ Moore — Slightly North of Broad
John Ondo — The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Resort
David Pell — The Royal Tern
Jason Reed — Florence’s
Tim Richardson — Hank’s Seafood
Jillian Rowan — Red Drum
Peden Rucker — Patrick Properties & Hospitality Group
Chris Ryan — Belmond Charleston Place
Steve Stone — 82 Queen
Brian Waters — Saltus River Grill
Tim Wickey — KISS Café
Kelly Wilson/Claire Chapman — St. Honore Pastry
John Zucker — Cru Café and Catering/Purlieu
The Darling Oyster Bar
Chef JC Ayanna — The MacIntosh

Jeremiah Bacon — In attendance to support Oak Steakhouse and The MacIntosh
Proceeds from Chefs’ Feast benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank’s childhood hunger programs – Kids Café, BackPack Buddies, School Pantry, In-School Market and Summer Meals – which alleviate after-school, weekend and summer hunger for children throughout the coastal counties of South Carolina.
Unfortunately, one in five children throughout the Lowcountry experiences food insecurity and hunger. Through support from Chefs’ Feast and community partners, the Lowcountry Food Bank served more than 61,000 meals to children last summer alone. The BackPack Buddies program served more than 135,000 backpacks last year and more than 272,000 Kid’s Café meals were served to children who need it most.
“We are grateful for the generosity of chefs throughout our community,” said Pat Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. “Chefs’ Feast helps us actively fight childhood hunger to ensure that our youth can live healthy lives.”
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 is a member of the national Feeding America network. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information go to and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.