Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger


Lowcountry Food Bank Walk to Fight Hunger


Join us on Sunday, September 18 at Wannamaker Park in N. Charleston for a fun-filled, family-friendly day.


5k walk, 1-mile fun-loop walk, food drive, food trucks, face painting, music and more!


Lowcountry Food Bankannounced today its 2nd Annual Walk to Fight Hunger, a family-friendly event that aims to bring awareness to hunger issues in coastal South Carolina and raise funds for Lowcountry Food Bank programs, including Senior Meals, Childhood Hunger programs and fresh produce options for the community.


The Walk to Fight Hunger, presented byCharles River,will take place on Sunday, September 18 at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston. Individuals, companies, civic groups, schools and churches are encouraged to put together fundraising walk teams and celebrate with the community at the event.


A variety of corporate sponsorship levels and volunteer opportunities are available. Sponsors to date are Charles River Labs, Apollon Wealth Management, Benefitfocus, Canebrake Construction, Greystar, Humana Marketpoint, Jear Logistics, Samet Corporation, SC Stingrays Hockey and Stanley Martin Homes. Live 5 News is the event Media Sponsor. Event sponsors are Charleston Children's Museum, Charleston Southern University, Food Lion, Humana Healthy Horizons, Other Brother Entertainment, Panera Bread, Ruby Sunshine, Sun Solutions and TURN90. Community Partners are Charleston Animal Society, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston Moves and Green Heart Project.


Individuals, companies, civic groups, schools, and churches are encouraged to put together fundraising walk teams and celebrate with the community at the event.


"The food insecurity rate remains high at more than 11% in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina we serve. This is equivalent to 161,430 of our neighbors, of whom 45,540 are children," said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO. "Our work to ensure that every neighbor who experiences food insecurity has equitable access to healthy food remains focused and strategic while we navigate economic inflationary issues, higher food and transportation costs, and food procurement challenges," he said. "The need is still great to ensure our neighbors who face hunger can live a healthy life. We encourage our community to participate in the Walk this fall and learn a little more about hunger issues at the event."


"For nearly 35 years, Charles River has operated in Charleston County. We are committed to ensuring our Lowcountry communities are healthy and thriving," said Greg Marshall, CVP and General Manager, Charles River. "We are proud to sponsor the Walk to Fight Hunger again this year to continue to support the Lowcountry Food Bank in its mission to alleviate hunger in Coastal South Carolina."


For more information about the Walk, please contact Lowcountry Food Bank Development Officer, Alexis Barbalace, atabarbalace@lcfbank.orgor (843) 747-8146, ext. 105. To learn more about Lowcountry Food Bank, visit ourwebsite.


About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.


The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 40 million pounds of food in 2021. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 250 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 theLowcountry Food Bank website.


About Charles River


Charles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visitcriver.com.