SC Ports donates $25,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank

December 8, 2022

SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin and Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Nick Osborne (Photo/SCPA/English Purcell)

South Carolina Ports donated $25,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help feed those in need in the Lowcountry.

This donation from SC Ports comes at an important time as many are facing economic hardships amid rising prices of foods and household goods. In 2021, the Lowcountry Food Bank served nearly 34 million meals to 200,000 people in the Lowcountry.

“SC Ports mission extends beyond our gates,” SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin said. “We believe in partnering with the organizations already doing the important work within our communities. We are so proud to support Lowcountry Food Bank’s mission of addressing hunger, improving food security and providing access to nutritious food for children and families in the Lowcountry.”


South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity. SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. Please visit to learn more about SC Ports.