S.C. Ports Authority Makes $24,000 Food Bank Donation

From left: Lowcountry Food Bank Chief Development Officer Brenda Shaw and President/CEO Nick Osborne with S.C. Ports COO Barbara Melvin and Senior Vice President of Community Engagement Jordi Yarborough. (English Purcell/South Carolina Ports Authority)

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South Carolina Ports announced a donation of $24,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help feed those in the low country region of the state who struggle with hunger.

For the second year in a row, S.C. Ports teammates donated their Thanksgiving gift cards in support of the food bank, according to the Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based port authority. It owns and operates the Port of Charleston, Port of Georgetown, Inland Port Greer and Inland Port Dillon.

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It noted this donation comes at an important time as the pandemic has created economic hardship for many and driven up the demand for more food and services.

S.C. Ports CEO Jim Newsome said in a release: “It is important that we all play a role in addressing hunger and providing access to healthy foods in support of families. We hope this inspires other companies to give in support of Lowcountry Food Bank.”

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