The Zucker Family Production Kitchen

 The Zucker Family Production Kitchen

The Zucker Family Production Kitchen is a full-scale, commercial kitchen that serves as the epicenter for preparing and distributing meals to fight hunger in our community. Managed by Lowcountry Food Bank Executive Chef Emily Cookson and Production Kitchen Associate Johnnie Gibson, our kitchen is fueled and completely staffed by 40 dedicated kitchen volunteers who prepare over 4,000 meals each week for our neighbors who experience hunger. Meals are reviewed by our two full-time Registered Dietitians to ensure they are nutritionally balanced and delicious to meet the needs of our neighbors who need food assistance.

Summer Break Café (Summer Meals)

The Lowcountry Food Bank’s Summer Meals program meets the needs of food-insecure children and teens by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks in the summer. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is operated through the USDA. In 2020, we served more than 25,000 meals and snacks for children at 22 sites throughout coastal South Carolina.

Interested in applying to be a Summer Break Café partner?

Applications are now open for Summer 2023!

Kids Café

At Lowcountry Food Bank, we create and distribute Kids Café meals to food-insecure children in after-school programs. A Feeding America initiative, it is one of the largest charitable meal service programs in the country, and provides free meals and nutrition education to children who may not have access to a supper meal. Thanks to partnerships with schools, community centers and other partners, Kids Café, a USDA–operated program through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), feeds more children than ever before. We are proud to work with multiple partners to feed children and provide access to fresh produce through their after-school programs.

Interested in applying to be a Kids Café partner?

Applications are now open for Fall 2022!

Serving Veterans

Through our partnerships with Patriot Villas, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, and Lowcountry Veterans Home, we deliver nutritious meals and provide fresh produce to veterans who may need a little help to get back on their feet.

Senior Hunger

Many seniors who have worked their entire lives are now faced with hardships and difficult choices. Some seniors suffer from serious health problems, others are no longer able to drive, and some live on fixed incomes. We produce nutritious meals for seniors in our area who experience hunger through partnerships with local organizations, including East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Summerville Meals on Wheels, Charleston Area Senior Center, Help of Beaufort, and First Scots Presbyterian Church.

Celebrating Two Million Meals Prepared in the Zucker Family Production Kitchen