The Lowcountry Food Bank Foundation was established in 2020 to ensure the long-term sustainability and success of the Lowcountry Food Bank. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide annual financial support for continued service to our food insecure neighbors for years to come. This 501 (c)(3) Foundation envisions a time when Lowcountry Food Bank has sustainable, consistent funding, resulting in food insecurity being rare and brief in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina.
Since its inception, initiated with an investment of more than $1 million, the Foundation has surpassed its goals for planned gifts and cash donations and currently has an estimated value of more than $2.8 million. The Foundation is managed by a working Board of Directors and staff, has established formal policies and procedures, and works closely with Lowcountry Food Bank to grow the endowment fund and implement its mission to provide a steady and continuous source of funding for Lowcountry Food Bank. The Foundation will help fund feeding programs, projects, equipment, and infrastructure.
For more information, contact Beth Atkinson, Director of Fundraising, at 843-747-8146 ext. 123.
This article was originally published in our 2022 Annual Impact Report. View the full report here.
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2023. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 230 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, visit the Lowcountry Food Bank website.