CCPL and Lowcountry Food Bank provide after-school snack

CCPL and Lowcountry Food Bank provide after-school snack
CCPL Communications Manager Doug Reynolds says the free, nutritious snacks are available to kids and teens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Public Library says they are teaming up with the Lowcountry Food Bank to alleviate childhood hunger.

CCPL Communications Manager Doug Reynolds says the free, nutritious snacks are available to kids and teens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those snacks will be available at five Charleston Public Library branches:

  • Cooper River Memorial Library (3503 Rivers Ave)
  • Dorchester Road Regional Library (6325 Dorchester Rd)
  • John L. Dart Library (1067 King St)
  • Main Library (68 Calhoun St.)
  • St. Paul’s Hollywood Library (5130 Hwy 165, Hollywood)

This program was originally piloted at three branches in early 2020, but Reynolds says the expansion allows CCPL and LFB to serve a wider range of areas in need throughout the County.

“During difficult times like these, it’s more important than ever to provide help and resources to our community,” CCPL Community Engagement Manager Devon Andrews says. “We are so grateful to the Lowcountry Food Bank for helping us expand this crucial service and provide vital food access to even more families in need throughout Charleston County.”

Snacks are being provided through the LFB’s Kids Café program, and feature nutritious options such as fruit, cheese, yogurt and muffins.

“Kids Café aims to help alleviate child hunger through the provision of nutritious meals served in after-school settings to children at-risk of food insecurity,” LFB Child Hunger Programs Manager Kara Moore says. “We are proud to continue to work with the library to further our mission to end childhood hunger in coastal South Carolina.”

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