Lowcountry Food Bank receives $1,715 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

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CHARLESTON, SC – Lowcountry Food Bank receives a $1,715 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. 

Lowcountry Food Bank’s mission is to feed the poor and hungry of the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing healthy food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger. The Food Bank was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way.

With a simple and cost-effective service model, the Food Bank collects, inspects, maintains, and distributes otherwise wasted food products through a network of over 320 member agencies providing hunger-relief. The Lowcountry Food Bank also offers resources such as nutrition education, safe food handling practices, and maintenance information.

In order to significantly impact childhood hunger in coastal South Carolina, the Food Bank launched its first sponsored Kids Cafe program in 2000; in 2006 BackPack Buddies was launched and the Summer Feeding initiative and the School Pantry program soon followed. The Lowcountry Food Bank is committed to the End Childhood Hunger Campaign. 

Kids Cafe provides an afterschool meal with academic and life skills, mentoring and development in environments that are accessible and safe for at-risk children in the 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. The Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies program attacks the issue of weekend hunger for children in our community.  In 2011, 85,000 backpacks were distributed to 2,600 children at 48 school sites throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. 

“Please know that the contribution made will bring healing, renewal, hope and life to the hungry children and elderly throughout the Lowcountry,” said Mark Smith, Board Chairman for Lowcountry Food Bank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (843) 589-4118 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c) (3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at