CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Lowcountry Food Bank says while everyone struggled with the pandemic this year, they distributed a record amount of food.
The local non-profit says that they aim to help the community reach some big goals.
Lowcountry Food Bank Spokesperson Brenda Shaw says the organization managed to distribute more than 39 million pounds of food this last year.
Within that 39 million, Shaw says they distributed 14.4 million pounds of fresh produce.
That’s a jump compared to 2019, when Shaw says the organization distributed 32 million pounds of food.
Shaw says they saw “a significant increase in demand in this unprecedented year” and the organization wanted to give a big thank you to all those who helped put food on tables.