Lowcountry Food Bank

Articles on Hunger and the Lowcountry Food Bank

Many in Horry County Struggle for Food
The Sun News March 27,2011]
Nearly one in five people in the Carolinas don't know where their next meal will come from Read more >>>

Myrtle Beach area charities ready to roll
The Sun News February 9,2011]
Several area charities that provide food hope that a new cooler and delivery truck will help bring in more food Read more >>>

Food Banks spread thin
The Sun News November 26, 2010]
While their donors continue to give generously heading into the holiday season, food bank managers throughout the Carolinas say that they constantly struggle Read more >>>

Students Recognized for Volunteering
The Post and Courier, May 15, 2010]
Dozens of volunteer groups pass through the Lowcountry Food Bank each year, but none are quite like the special-ed students from Stall High School. Read more >>>

Barloworld Handling Donates forklift to Lowcountry Food Bank
The Summerville Journal Scene, April 13, 2010]
Lift truck distributor Barloworld Handling donated a fully-refurbished,

5,000-lb. electric Hyster forklift to The Lowcountry Food Bank during an Open House Read more >>>

Helping Feed the Hungry
The Post and Courier, September 7, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank, which has seen demand rise 40 percent, announced it received a $100,000 gift from Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. Read more >>>

Wachovia Donates $100,000 to Local Food Bank
The Post and Courier, September 3, 2009]
The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the Lowcountry Food Bank's Growing Forward Campaign.
Read more>>>

Skip A Lunch, Feed A Bunch
Count on News 2 WCBD, August 27, 2009]
September 1st, the Lowcountry Food Bank kicks-off Hunger Action Month with ‚€úSkip A Lunch Feed A Bunch.‚€Ě Read more >>>

Group meets need in the Myrtle Beach Area
Myrtle Beach Sun News, August 26, 2009]
While a number of area charities that provide food still are in need of donations as they struggle to meet the demand, officials at some others say their donations are improving. Read more>>>

Second mass food distribution set for the weekend
WPDE Myrtle Beach, August 25, 2009]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has given a grant under the stimulus package to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program in Horry County which was formed by FEMA to help residents with food, utilities and rent assistance. Read more>>>

S.C. BlueChoice Medicaid Teams With Community Groups to Serve South Carolina's Youngest Residents
PR Newswire-US Newswire, August 11, 2009]
BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina's Medicaid business line is launching "Diaper Change," a campaign to serve South Carolina's low-income families through disposable diaper donations. .Read More >>>

Bi-Lo Sponsors hunger relief
The Post and Courier, August 6, 2009]
The Bi-Lo Charities is sponsoring its second annual Summer Hunger Relief Program.Read More >>>

Free food fills gap for families in Myrtle Beach area
The Sun News, August 2, 2009]
David Critchley has been looking for work for the past few months after being laid off from his job as a truck driver. .Read More >>>

Grants awarded to 15 nonprofits
The Post and Courier, July 16, 2009]
The Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund has awarded $50,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations in or serving Berkeley County. .Read More >>>

Food Bank gets $50,000 donation
The Post and Courier, June 19, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank accepted a $50,000 donation Thursday from Wal-Mart at the Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center in North Charleston. Read More >>>

Letters to the Editor -- Food Bank Opens
The Post and Courier, June 8, 2009]
I was honored to attend the opening ceremony for the new Paul Hulsey Food and Nutrition Center at the Lowcountry Food Bank on May 28. Read More >>>

Restock food drive campaign
The Post and Courier, June 8, 2009]
The annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers topped its previous record by collecting 73.4 million pounds of food this year. It's a testament to the generous impulses of Americans, many of whom might be expected to be more focused on their own problems this year. Read More >>>

Bank of Compassion
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, May 28, 2009]
It's so much more than a warehouse. The Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center includes a community garden, public gathering space and exercise room, volunteer center, nutrition training center, staff wing and large warehouse space. Read More >>>

Lowcountry Food Bank adds another branch
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, May 27, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank, which serves 10 coastal counties in the state, including Horry and Georgetown counties, will officially open a facility in Charleston today. Grand Strand officials of the Lowcountry Food Bank say the 60,000-square-foot center - which is nearly 1¬Ĺ times the size of the Lowcountry's old 37,000-square-foot center - will allow the agency to store more food and provide more for those who need it.. Read More >>>

Grocery Chain Helps Feed the Hungry in the Lowcountry
WCIV, May 19, 2009]
One grocery chain is helping put an end to hunger by one meal at a time. Read More >>>

Local food-assistance agencies meet the need
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, May 19, 2009]
Summertime for many means children are out of school and families take vacations. Several local food-assistance agencies know that also means the demand for help goes up and donations drop off, officials say.Read More >>>

Exchange Club distributes funds from fair to charity
The Post and Courier, May 14, 2009]
More than half a million dollars that the Exchange Club of Charleston raised from operating the 2008 Coastal Carolina Fair was distributed recently to 61 tri-county area charities. Read More >>>

Letter Carriers to collect food gifts
The Post and Courier, May 8, 2009]
Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations from homes Saturday as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The 17th annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive brought 70,000 pounds of food to the Lowcountry Food Bank last year.Read More >>>

Food + Wine Fest Rings up Successes
Allyson Bird, The Post and Courier, April 27, 2009]
Despite uncertainty in this economic climate, the BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival rang in its most successful year yet and plans to increase its charitable donations by about 250 percent. Read More >>>

52 Step up to Feed the Need
Teresa Taylor, The Post and Courier, March 25, 2009]
A coalition of 52 restaurants, caterers, hoteliers and culinary schools will take weekly turns feeding the Lowcountry's hungry in a new effort being announced today. Read More >>>

Effort launched to replenish state's food pantries
The Beaufort Gazette, Mach 19, 2009]
A statewide effort is under way to stock shelves of four regional food banks serving thousands of needy South Carolinians.Read More >>>

Effort launched to replenish state's food pantries
Associated Press, The Post and Courier, Mach 19, 2009]
A statewide effort is under way to stock shelves of four regional food banks serving thousands of needy South Carolinians.Read More >>>

Help arrives for struggling families
Schuyler Kropf, The Post and Courier, February 27, 2009]
The Charleston Trident United Way is distributing more than $400,000 to help local families struggling in a tough economy, officials announced Thursday. Read More >>>

Myrtle Beach area food pantries take stock
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, February 23, 2009]
As at least one more food pantry prepares to open along the Grand Strand, existing ones are struggling to keep up their stock as demand continues to rise. Several regional and local food bank officials say this is the time for agencies to pull together resources to meet the area's needs .Read More >>>

Food Bank demands rise
Edward C. Fennell, The Post and Courier, February 19, 2009]
Those who remember the Great Depression, or who fear another one, know what a run on the banks is. But financial institutions aside, operators of local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens are hoping supplies can keep pace with a growing need for donations. Read More >>>

Beaufort Fund dispenses record grant total of 500k
Kate Cerve, The Beaufort Gazette, February 13, 2009]
Representatives from 49 local nonprofit organizations gathered at Beaufort Town Center on Friday evening to collect $500,000 in grant money and celebrate the opening of the first satellite office of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. Read More >>>

Food Bank offered $450,000 matching grant
Prentiss Findlay, The Post and Courier, February 12, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank could be $450,000 richer in the forme of a matching grant from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit. Read More >>>

Rolling Thunder motorcycle ryders donate to area food banks
WMBF News, February 10, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank in Myrtle Beach has more cans on their shelves today. That is thanks to donations from a local group that loves to ride motorcycles .Read More >>>

Double whammy for food banks
Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press, November 24, 2008]
As the holiday season rolls around each year, South Carolina food bank directors expect their emergency pantries to be packed with people and with food. Teams of volunteers typically donate time, money, canned goods and supplies to pack in cardboard boxes doled out to those in need. Read More >>>

In Crisis Mode
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, November 13, 2008]
It's a truism that generosity tends to multiply when confronted with growing need, and a recent gift to the Lowcountry Food Bank seems to prove it. Read More >>>

Attorney donates $1M to food bank
Nadine Parks, The Post and Courier, August 20, 2008]
Charleston attorney Paul Hulsey has donated $1 million to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and the bank's new facility in North Charleston will be named in his honor. Read More >>>

Lawyer donates $1 million to local food bank
Nadine Parks, The Post and Courier, August 19, 2008]
A local attorney has made a large donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and the bank's new building in North Charleston will be named in his honor. Read More >>>

Food Bank will have room to grow
Warren Wise, The Post and Courier, June 5, 2008]
The Lowcountry Food Bank made a deposit on its future Wednesday. Read More >>>

Food Bank to move to Azalea Drive in September
Warren Wise, The Post and Courier, June 4, 2008]
The Lowcountry Food Bank will move into a former lighting components warehouse in September. The agency announced Wednesday it will move from its 37,000-square-foot cramped quarters on the old Navy base to a 62,000-square-foot facility in an industrial area on Azalea Drive near the Accabee community of North Charleston. Read More >>>

Backpack Buddies aids hungry kids
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, May 11, 2008]
They could just write a check to the Lowcountry Food Bank and call it a day. But members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Anson Street do more than send money. Read More >>>

A Choice: Bread or gasoline
Doug Pardue and Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, April 27, 2008]
The costs finally became too much for Walter Tucker. Three weeks ago, he swallowed his pride and took a place in the soup kitchen line at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Charleston's East Side so he could extend his already stretched food dollar with a free meal. Read More >>>

Oprah's reach extends to Beaufort
Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, November 4, 2006]
The omnipresence of Oprah Winfrey has finally reached Beaufort -- James J. Davis Elementary School in Seabrook to be specific. Read More >>>

Health, Wealthy and Wise: Collards can bring good lunck in a new way
[Teresa Taylor, Post and Courier, December 28, 2005]
The Lowcountry Food Bank has recruited farmers to grow vegetables for the food bank year-round, beginning with collard greens that are in the ground now. In addition to feeding the hungry and supporting farmers, the food bank hopes to increase the percentage of healthy food it distributes. Read More >>>

About Collards
[Teresa Taylor, Post and Courier, December 28, 2005]
Collards belong to the cabbage family, but are better known as greens. Greens are any sort of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a compact head. They are mostly kale, collards, turnip, spinach and mustard greens.Read More >>>

Life Experiences Prepared Food Bank Director for Job: D. Jermaine Husser
[Brenda Rindge, Post and Courier, December 17, 2005]
When Lowcountry Food Bank Executive Director Archie McRee stepped down earlier this year, D. Jermaine Husser was the obvious choice as his successor.Read More >>>

Locally Grown: Food Bank wants to give small farmers a boost
[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, October 16, 2005]
Archie D. McRee has stepped down as head of the Lowcountry Food Bank to run its new Growing Food Locally program, an effort to help area farmers while improving the quality and healthiness of the food his agency provides. Read More >>>

Once-denied job applicant takes helm of Food Bank[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, October 6, 2005]
Husser becomes executive director as McRee focuses on other agency initiatives. Read More >>>

Food Bank on the hunt for new home
[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, August 30, 2005]
Center forced to leaver former Navy base to make way for redevelopment project. Read More >>>

Grocer gives Food Bank $10,000
[Post and Courier, June 23, 2005]
"We applaud Harris Teeter for being a part of a common-sense solution to hunger for thousands of people who live in poverty in the Lowcountry," said Archie D. McRee, executive director of the Lowcountry Food Bank. "Corporate donations, such as Harris Teeter's, allow us to address the broader causes of hunger by maintaining an operation that combines local, state and national anti-hunger efforts. Read More >>>

Two nonprofits honored for management excellence
[Post and Courier, April 28, 2005]
The Lowcountry Food Bank and the Center for Women were recognized recently as statewide examples of Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Read More >>>

LCFB plays part in broad national hunger survey
[Post and Courier, March 22]
"To end hunger, we need to understand it." Ross Fraser, Second Harvest spokesman For Velma Lebby, church isn't just a place to feed her soul. It's also where she gets sustenance for her stomach. The 74-year-old North Charles-ton retiree lives on a fixed income. After she pays her mortgage and utilities, little money is left out of her Social Security check to pay for food. Read More >>>

Working...And Poor
[Cover Story - May 31, 2004]
In today's cutthroat job market, the bottom rung is as high as most workers will ever get. But the political will to help them seems a long way off. Read More >>>
By Michelle Conlin and Aaron Bernstein of Business Week

Profiles of Low-Wage America
[February 2004]
In America, it is possible to work full time but not make a living. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20 million workers earn less than $9 an hour. At those wage levels, many people have trouble affording the basics -- housing, food, clothing, transportation and health care. Read More >>>
By Noah Adams of
National Public Radio

Budget rules pinch renewal of U.S. child food aid
[February 2004]
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee advocated broader access to the school lunch program on Monday but warned of a budget pinch that could affect renewal of U.S. child nutrition programs. Read More >>>
By Reuters

 

Articles on Hunger and the Lowcountry Food Bank

Many in Horry County Struggle for Food
The Sun News March 27,2011]
Nearly one in five people in the Carolinas don't know where their next meal will come from Read more >>>

Myrtle Beach area charities ready to roll
The Sun News February 9,2011]
Several area charities that provide food hope that a new cooler and delivery truck will help bring in more food Read more >>>

Food Banks spread thin
The Sun News November 26, 2010]
While their donors continue to give generously heading into the holiday season, food bank managers throughout the Carolinas say that they constantly struggle Read more >>>

Students Recognized for Volunteering
The Post and Courier, May 15, 2010]
Dozens of volunteer groups pass through the Lowcountry Food Bank each year, but none are quite like the special-ed students from Stall High School. Read more >>>

Barloworld Handling Donates forklift to Lowcountry Food Bank
The Summerville Journal Scene, April 13, 2010]
Lift truck distributor Barloworld Handling donated a fully-refurbished,

5,000-lb. electric Hyster forklift to The Lowcountry Food Bank during an Open House Read more >>>

Helping Feed the Hungry
The Post and Courier, September 7, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank, which has seen demand rise 40 percent, announced it received a $100,000 gift from Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. Read more >>>

Wachovia Donates $100,000 to Local Food Bank
The Post and Courier, September 3, 2009]
The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation gave a $100,000 grant to the Lowcountry Food Bank's Growing Forward Campaign.
Read more>>>

Skip A Lunch, Feed A Bunch
Count on News 2 WCBD, August 27, 2009]
September 1st, the Lowcountry Food Bank kicks-off Hunger Action Month with ‚€úSkip A Lunch Feed A Bunch.‚€Ě Read more >>>

Group meets need in the Myrtle Beach Area
Myrtle Beach Sun News, August 26, 2009]
While a number of area charities that provide food still are in need of donations as they struggle to meet the demand, officials at some others say their donations are improving. Read more>>>

Second mass food distribution set for the weekend
WPDE Myrtle Beach, August 25, 2009]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has given a grant under the stimulus package to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program in Horry County which was formed by FEMA to help residents with food, utilities and rent assistance. Read more>>>

S.C. BlueChoice Medicaid Teams With Community Groups to Serve South Carolina's Youngest Residents
PR Newswire-US Newswire, August 11, 2009]
BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina's Medicaid business line is launching "Diaper Change," a campaign to serve South Carolina's low-income families through disposable diaper donations. .Read More >>>

Bi-Lo Sponsors hunger relief
The Post and Courier, August 6, 2009]
The Bi-Lo Charities is sponsoring its second annual Summer Hunger Relief Program.Read More >>>

Free food fills gap for families in Myrtle Beach area
The Sun News, August 2, 2009]
David Critchley has been looking for work for the past few months after being laid off from his job as a truck driver. .Read More >>>

Grants awarded to 15 nonprofits
The Post and Courier, July 16, 2009]
The Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund has awarded $50,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations in or serving Berkeley County. .Read More >>>

Food Bank gets $50,000 donation
The Post and Courier, June 19, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank accepted a $50,000 donation Thursday from Wal-Mart at the Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center in North Charleston. Read More >>>

Letters to the Editor -- Food Bank Opens
The Post and Courier, June 8, 2009]
I was honored to attend the opening ceremony for the new Paul Hulsey Food and Nutrition Center at the Lowcountry Food Bank on May 28. Read More >>>

Restock food drive campaign
The Post and Courier, June 8, 2009]
The annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers topped its previous record by collecting 73.4 million pounds of food this year. It's a testament to the generous impulses of Americans, many of whom might be expected to be more focused on their own problems this year. Read More >>>

Bank of Compassion
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, May 28, 2009]
It's so much more than a warehouse. The Paul Hulsey Community Food and Nutrition Center includes a community garden, public gathering space and exercise room, volunteer center, nutrition training center, staff wing and large warehouse space. Read More >>>

Lowcountry Food Bank adds another branch
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, May 27, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank, which serves 10 coastal counties in the state, including Horry and Georgetown counties, will officially open a facility in Charleston today. Grand Strand officials of the Lowcountry Food Bank say the 60,000-square-foot center - which is nearly 1¬Ĺ times the size of the Lowcountry's old 37,000-square-foot center - will allow the agency to store more food and provide more for those who need it.. Read More >>>

Grocery Chain Helps Feed the Hungry in the Lowcountry
WCIV, May 19, 2009]
One grocery chain is helping put an end to hunger by one meal at a time. Read More >>>

Local food-assistance agencies meet the need
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, May 19, 2009]
Summertime for many means children are out of school and families take vacations. Several local food-assistance agencies know that also means the demand for help goes up and donations drop off, officials say.Read More >>>

Exchange Club distributes funds from fair to charity
The Post and Courier, May 14, 2009]
More than half a million dollars that the Exchange Club of Charleston raised from operating the 2008 Coastal Carolina Fair was distributed recently to 61 tri-county area charities. Read More >>>

Letter Carriers to collect food gifts
The Post and Courier, May 8, 2009]
Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations from homes Saturday as they deliver mail along their postal routes. The 17th annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive brought 70,000 pounds of food to the Lowcountry Food Bank last year.Read More >>>

Food + Wine Fest Rings up Successes
Allyson Bird, The Post and Courier, April 27, 2009]
Despite uncertainty in this economic climate, the BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival rang in its most successful year yet and plans to increase its charitable donations by about 250 percent. Read More >>>

52 Step up to Feed the Need
Teresa Taylor, The Post and Courier, March 25, 2009]
A coalition of 52 restaurants, caterers, hoteliers and culinary schools will take weekly turns feeding the Lowcountry's hungry in a new effort being announced today. Read More >>>

Effort launched to replenish state's food pantries
The Beaufort Gazette, Mach 19, 2009]
A statewide effort is under way to stock shelves of four regional food banks serving thousands of needy South Carolinians.Read More >>>

Effort launched to replenish state's food pantries
Associated Press, The Post and Courier, Mach 19, 2009]
A statewide effort is under way to stock shelves of four regional food banks serving thousands of needy South Carolinians.Read More >>>

Help arrives for struggling families
Schuyler Kropf, The Post and Courier, February 27, 2009]
The Charleston Trident United Way is distributing more than $400,000 to help local families struggling in a tough economy, officials announced Thursday. Read More >>>

Myrtle Beach area food pantries take stock
Janelle Frost, The Sun News, February 23, 2009]
As at least one more food pantry prepares to open along the Grand Strand, existing ones are struggling to keep up their stock as demand continues to rise. Several regional and local food bank officials say this is the time for agencies to pull together resources to meet the area's needs .Read More >>>

Food Bank demands rise
Edward C. Fennell, The Post and Courier, February 19, 2009]
Those who remember the Great Depression, or who fear another one, know what a run on the banks is. But financial institutions aside, operators of local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens are hoping supplies can keep pace with a growing need for donations. Read More >>>

Beaufort Fund dispenses record grant total of 500k
Kate Cerve, The Beaufort Gazette, February 13, 2009]
Representatives from 49 local nonprofit organizations gathered at Beaufort Town Center on Friday evening to collect $500,000 in grant money and celebrate the opening of the first satellite office of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina. Read More >>>

Food Bank offered $450,000 matching grant
Prentiss Findlay, The Post and Courier, February 12, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank could be $450,000 richer in the forme of a matching grant from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit. Read More >>>

Rolling Thunder motorcycle ryders donate to area food banks
WMBF News, February 10, 2009]
The Lowcountry Food Bank in Myrtle Beach has more cans on their shelves today. That is thanks to donations from a local group that loves to ride motorcycles .Read More >>>

Double whammy for food banks
Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press, November 24, 2008]
As the holiday season rolls around each year, South Carolina food bank directors expect their emergency pantries to be packed with people and with food. Teams of volunteers typically donate time, money, canned goods and supplies to pack in cardboard boxes doled out to those in need. Read More >>>

In Crisis Mode
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, November 13, 2008]
It's a truism that generosity tends to multiply when confronted with growing need, and a recent gift to the Lowcountry Food Bank seems to prove it. Read More >>>

Attorney donates $1M to food bank
Nadine Parks, The Post and Courier, August 20, 2008]
Charleston attorney Paul Hulsey has donated $1 million to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and the bank's new facility in North Charleston will be named in his honor. Read More >>>

Lawyer donates $1 million to local food bank
Nadine Parks, The Post and Courier, August 19, 2008]
A local attorney has made a large donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and the bank's new building in North Charleston will be named in his honor. Read More >>>

Food Bank will have room to grow
Warren Wise, The Post and Courier, June 5, 2008]
The Lowcountry Food Bank made a deposit on its future Wednesday. Read More >>>

Food Bank to move to Azalea Drive in September
Warren Wise, The Post and Courier, June 4, 2008]
The Lowcountry Food Bank will move into a former lighting components warehouse in September. The agency announced Wednesday it will move from its 37,000-square-foot cramped quarters on the old Navy base to a 62,000-square-foot facility in an industrial area on Azalea Drive near the Accabee community of North Charleston. Read More >>>

Backpack Buddies aids hungry kids
Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, May 11, 2008]
They could just write a check to the Lowcountry Food Bank and call it a day. But members of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Anson Street do more than send money. Read More >>>

A Choice: Bread or gasoline
Doug Pardue and Adam Parker, The Post and Courier, April 27, 2008]
The costs finally became too much for Walter Tucker. Three weeks ago, he swallowed his pride and took a place in the soup kitchen line at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Charleston's East Side so he could extend his already stretched food dollar with a free meal. Read More >>>

Oprah's reach extends to Beaufort
Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, November 4, 2006]
The omnipresence of Oprah Winfrey has finally reached Beaufort -- James J. Davis Elementary School in Seabrook to be specific. Read More >>>

Health, Wealthy and Wise: Collards can bring good lunck in a new way
[Teresa Taylor, Post and Courier, December 28, 2005]
The Lowcountry Food Bank has recruited farmers to grow vegetables for the food bank year-round, beginning with collard greens that are in the ground now. In addition to feeding the hungry and supporting farmers, the food bank hopes to increase the percentage of healthy food it distributes. Read More >>>

About Collards
[Teresa Taylor, Post and Courier, December 28, 2005]
Collards belong to the cabbage family, but are better known as greens. Greens are any sort of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a compact head. They are mostly kale, collards, turnip, spinach and mustard greens.Read More >>>

Life Experiences Prepared Food Bank Director for Job: D. Jermaine Husser
[Brenda Rindge, Post and Courier, December 17, 2005]
When Lowcountry Food Bank Executive Director Archie McRee stepped down earlier this year, D. Jermaine Husser was the obvious choice as his successor.Read More >>>

Locally Grown: Food Bank wants to give small farmers a boost
[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, October 16, 2005]
Archie D. McRee has stepped down as head of the Lowcountry Food Bank to run its new Growing Food Locally program, an effort to help area farmers while improving the quality and healthiness of the food his agency provides. Read More >>>

Once-denied job applicant takes helm of Food Bank[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, October 6, 2005]
Husser becomes executive director as McRee focuses on other agency initiatives. Read More >>>

Food Bank on the hunt for new home
[Jonathan Maze, Post and Courier, August 30, 2005]
Center forced to leaver former Navy base to make way for redevelopment project. Read More >>>

Grocer gives Food Bank $10,000
[Post and Courier, June 23, 2005]
"We applaud Harris Teeter for being a part of a common-sense solution to hunger for thousands of people who live in poverty in the Lowcountry," said Archie D. McRee, executive director of the Lowcountry Food Bank. "Corporate donations, such as Harris Teeter's, allow us to address the broader causes of hunger by maintaining an operation that combines local, state and national anti-hunger efforts. Read More >>>

Two nonprofits honored for management excellence
[Post and Courier, April 28, 2005]
The Lowcountry Food Bank and the Center for Women were recognized recently as statewide examples of Excellence in Nonprofit Management by the S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Read More >>>

LCFB plays part in broad national hunger survey
[Post and Courier, March 22]
"To end hunger, we need to understand it." Ross Fraser, Second Harvest spokesman For Velma Lebby, church isn't just a place to feed her soul. It's also where she gets sustenance for her stomach. The 74-year-old North Charles-ton retiree lives on a fixed income. After she pays her mortgage and utilities, little money is left out of her Social Security check to pay for food. Read More >>>

Working...And Poor
[Cover Story - May 31, 2004]
In today's cutthroat job market, the bottom rung is as high as most workers will ever get. But the political will to help them seems a long way off. Read More >>>
By Michelle Conlin and Aaron Bernstein of Business Week

Profiles of Low-Wage America
[February 2004]
In America, it is possible to work full time but not make a living. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20 million workers earn less than $9 an hour. At those wage levels, many people have trouble affording the basics -- housing, food, clothing, transportation and health care. Read More >>>
By Noah Adams of
National Public Radio

Budget rules pinch renewal of U.S. child food aid
[February 2004]
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee advocated broader access to the school lunch program on Monday but warned of a budget pinch that could affect renewal of U.S. child nutrition programs. Read More >>>
By Reuters

 

Children at Risk of Hunger in Every County

More than 1,000 counties in our nation have more than one in four children at risk of hunger. Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study shows that children struggle with hunger throughout our country.  See what South Carolina's face of hunger looks like by learning more!!

Take Action

Together we can end hunger! Each day the LCFB advocates on behalf of the 220,000 families, children and elderly we serve throughout our 10 county service area. We need your help!  Feeding America's Hunger Action Center is a great way to get involved and please click here for the latest local and statewide efforts.

LCFB Offers SNAP Enrollment Assistance 

The Lowcountry Food Bank is proud to be an affiliate of the Benefit Bank of South Carolina! Our on-site Benefit Bank Counselors assist families with SNAP enrollment and many other federal programs.  To make an appointment and learn more, click here.