Lowcountry Food Bank

Childhood Hunger Programs

The Lowcountry Food Bank is committed to our End Childhood Hunger Campaign throughout our 10 county service area. Thanks to tremendous community support, the following childhood hunger programs are making a difference in the lives of children.


Breakfast in the Classroom
Students in Charleston County now have access to nutritious breakfast meals throughout the school year. The Lowcountry Food Bank is honored to promote Breakfast in the Classroom by partnering with Charleston County School District and the Walmart Foundation. More than 6,000 students in our community have access to the free breakfast program. Read more>>>


Kids Cafe
Through the Lowcountry Food Bank's Kids Cafe program, more than 179,700 meals were served to over 1,300 children in the 2012/2013 school year. Kids Cafe provides an afterschool meal and academic and life skills, mentoring and development in environments that are accessible and safe for at-risk children in our community. Kids Cafe is one of the largest charitable meal service programs in the country, providing free prepared meals and nutrition education to food insecure children. Please read more about the Kids Cafe program and see how you can get involved! View our list of sites throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina.



BackPack Buddies
The Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies program attacks the issue of weekend hunger for children in our community. Backpacks are delivered to 35 schools in 8 of the 10 counties in our service area and distributed to 3,200 enrolled children prior to school dismissal each Friday. One child can be sponsored for the entire school year for $150.00. Read more about the BackPack Buddies program and how you can get involved! See our list of community partners that make this program possible!






School Pantry
School Pantry is a national program of Feeding America--The Nation's Food Bank Network, that provides guidance and support to over 200 food banks nationwide and is supported by the USDA. The mission of the School Pantry Progam is to help alleviate child hunger through the provisions of food to children and their families at school. During the 2012-2013 school year 108,670 pounds of food were distributed through School Pantry. This program continues to need volunteer support!






Summer Food Program
The mission of the Summer Food Program is to meet the needs of hungry children in the summer by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks when they do not have access to free or reduced price school meals. The Program is a national program of Feeding America--The Nation's Food Bank Network, that provides guidance and support to over 200 food banks nationwide. LCFB Staff in the Zucker Production Kitchen prepared over 15,000 Summer Feeding meals during the summer of 2013!

 

 

 

Childhood Hunger Programs

The Lowcountry Food Bank is committed to our End Childhood Hunger Campaign throughout our 10 county service area. Thanks to tremendous community support, the following childhood hunger programs are making a difference in the lives of children.


Breakfast in the Classroom
Students in Charleston County now have access to nutritious breakfast meals throughout the school year. The Lowcountry Food Bank is honored to promote Breakfast in the Classroom by partnering with Charleston County School District and the Walmart Foundation. More than 6,000 students in our community have access to the free breakfast program. Read more>>>


Kids Cafe
Through the Lowcountry Food Bank's Kids Cafe program, more than 179,700 meals were served to over 1,300 children in the 2012/2013 school year. Kids Cafe provides an afterschool meal and academic and life skills, mentoring and development in environments that are accessible and safe for at-risk children in our community. Kids Cafe is one of the largest charitable meal service programs in the country, providing free prepared meals and nutrition education to food insecure children. Please read more about the Kids Cafe program and see how you can get involved! View our list of sites throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina.



BackPack Buddies
The Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies program attacks the issue of weekend hunger for children in our community. Backpacks are delivered to 35 schools in 8 of the 10 counties in our service area and distributed to 3,200 enrolled children prior to school dismissal each Friday. One child can be sponsored for the entire school year for $150.00. Read more about the BackPack Buddies program and how you can get involved! See our list of community partners that make this program possible!






School Pantry
School Pantry is a national program of Feeding America--The Nation's Food Bank Network, that provides guidance and support to over 200 food banks nationwide and is supported by the USDA. The mission of the School Pantry Progam is to help alleviate child hunger through the provisions of food to children and their families at school. During the 2012-2013 school year 108,670 pounds of food were distributed through School Pantry. This program continues to need volunteer support!






Summer Food Program
The mission of the Summer Food Program is to meet the needs of hungry children in the summer by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks when they do not have access to free or reduced price school meals. The Program is a national program of Feeding America--The Nation's Food Bank Network, that provides guidance and support to over 200 food banks nationwide. LCFB Staff in the Zucker Production Kitchen prepared over 15,000 Summer Feeding meals during the summer of 2013!

 

 

 

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.