Disaster Response

Anticipate, Respond, Plan & Implement

In addition to daily operations, Lowcountry Food Bank, in partnership with more than 200 Feeding America partner food banks throughout the country, provides help and support prior to and following natural disasters. When disaster hits, the food bank collects and delivers food, water and supplies to impacted areas, providing significant relief and recovery aid for as long as needed. The Lowcountry Food Bank works diligently behind the scenes with dozens of regional and national disaster relief organizations and community partners to help our neighbors get through the storm. We are considered an emergency response agency and coordinate with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to ensure we can distribute food to members of our community who may be stranded without access to food.


Helpful Resources

✅️Contact your local WIC offices to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby.
✅️Locate your nearest Community Action Agency (CAA) Your neighborhood CAA may be able to provide you with formula or connect you with local agencies that have formula in stock.
✅️Find more guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics
✅️The United Way 211 Helpline is open 24/7 to refer people to health and human services resources. You can use this service by dialing 211 on your phone to speak with an agent, or by visiting sc211.org.


Food Safety Standards

    Lowcountry Food Bank has strict standards for routine food handling protocols to ensure food safety. We have regular food safety inspections from national, independent entities (like USDA, AIB, and Feeding America) and work to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation for the safety of the food we provide to our partner agencies, as well as those who enter our facilities to support our work.