The ceremony took place at the LCFB Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center in Charleston. Donors who contributed $5,000 or more were recognized with a personalized apple on the Giving Tree display.
“This Giving Tree represents more than $3.4 million in donations. It represents those children, seniors and families who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from,” said Pat Walker, LCFB President and CEO. “Here’s what your donations enabled us to do – we distributed more than 30.5 million pounds of food, with 8.6 million pounds of that being fresh produce last year.”
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 28 million pounds of food in 2017. 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 the hungry and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information go to http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.