Expanding Our Presence in the Southernmost Counties We Serve

    LCFB in 2022 secured land on the Agriculture Technology Campus (ATC) in Hampton, South Carolina to build a 20,000 square foot facility, which is strategically positioned to serve our neighbors and provide opportunities for increased engagement, scale and capacity-sharing for our partner agencies of dry and refrigerated food, enable frozen storage, and will include loading docks, a teaching kitchen, and spaces for offices, volunteers and meeting space for our partners to use. The new facility is slated to open in 2024 and will enable expansion of LCFB food programs in the area.

    In addition to increasing efficiencies among our other two Food Centers in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the new facility will serve as a hub for our partners, providing an improved experience for food pickup, opportunities to convene through increased coordination, collaboration and shared learning in a teaching kitchen. 

    Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Jill Hirsekorn, shares with WWHI how meaningful this new facility will be for Lowcountry neighbors:

    On September 20, 2203, LCFB held a groundbreaking ceremony in Early Branch for its new Southern Region Food Center.

    Groundbreaking ceremony video:

    Groundbreaking ceremony photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5sddblcrfazwfna/AADbaBEIx7nXlbSJBzEfuTTma?dl=0

    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.