Lowcountry Blessing Box celebrates five years of battling food insecurity

March 28, 2022

The South Carolina Bar is excited to recognize the hard work of Charleston County attorney, Katie Dahlheim, on celebrating five years of battling food insecurity in the South Carolina Lowcountry with the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project. Blessing Boxes are anonymous donations sites stocked with non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need.

One simple rule applies – Leave what you can, take what you need.

This effort began in early 2017 and has grown to include more than 250 Blessing Boxes and five free community fridges throughout the Lowcountry. The belief is that by anonymously giving and spreading kindness through one small act at a time, that will bring about the change wanted to see in the community.

“I created the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project in the spring of 2017 to help teach my children the importance of giving back, and to unite our community. Everyone must eat and giving anonymously is a great way to support our neighbors who struggle to put food on their tables. The Blessing Box Project has grown to include nearly 250 locations just in the Lowcountry, with more than 400 Free Pantries and Free Community Fridges for perishable items throughout South Carolina,” states Katie Dahlheim, Assistant County Attorney, and founder of Lowcounty Blessing Box.

Dahlheim wrote a book entitled Building a Kindness Army about creating the Blessing Box Project to assist anyone who might want to duplicate the effort she made in the Lowcountry.

The book is available on Amazon. For donations or filling one of the blessing boxes or fridges, visit the Low Country Blessing Box website for more details.


The South Carolina Bar is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law, and the administration of justice for all South Carolinians. It serves more than 17,000 lawyer members and provides resources to educators and citizens of the Palmetto State. Learn more at www.scbar.org