Lowcountry Food Bank in need of donations

Published: Dec. 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2014 at 12:17 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The shelves stocked with food are full, but staff at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston say they'll be empty in no time. It's their busiest time of the year. The food bank serves nearly 2 million lbs of food in the month of December.

"Rather than a warehouse, it's a pass through point. We are always in need of food," said Pat Walker, President and C.E.O of the Lowcountry Food Bank.

You can make a difference by donating food, cash, or volunteering your time.

"We absolutely cannot do what we do at the Lowcountry Food Bank without volunteers," said Walker.

"Donations are critical. There are families in need right here in our community. Every dollar matters," said Holly Shinn, Communications and Special Events Manager with the Lowcountry Food Bank.

In fact, one dollar can provide six meals to a family this holiday season.

"It is definitely our hope that everyone in the community would be able to sit down with their families this holiday season and enjoy a great holiday meal," said Shinn.

Staff at the food bank say just a little community support, can make a holiday miracle for a family in need.

"What are the things that we have that others don't? How can I help? It's those very small things sometimes that make a tremendous difference in the lives of other people," said Walker.

"We know that it's possible with the support of this great community," said Shinn.

Giving a helping hand, that can make life just a little bit easier for those who aren't as fortunate.

"We are driven with compassion to help others," said Walker.

For more information on how to make a donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank, visit their website at

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