Cammie’s International Food & Grocery is hosting their first Back-To-School Block Party to celebrate the launch of their new food truck, while bringing the community together to celebrate. The event is taking place Sunday, July 21 from 1 PM to 5 PM at their grocery store, 4501 Dorsey Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. Cammie’s has been in the Charleston area for over 20 years, with their sister company, B&B Island Cafe, as Charleston’s only Caribbean and West Indian Grocery Store. The grocery store offers a number of natural foods & products, health tonics, and foods, with their new food truck offering a delicious variety of Caribbean food.
This event is the first major event the establishment has hosted in the Charleston area, which they hope to be the start of a new bond between them and the Lowcountry. After many years in the Lowcountry, Cammie’s saw it was time for a rebrand and “reconnect” with the community to better improve their quality of service and refocus their mission.
Along with the food truck serving food to attendees, Cammie’s will be disbursing school supplies to students and families in need. “We personally feel it’s our duty to make sure the children of the communities we serve are well prepared to start the school year. I’ve come across so many families and parents that just don’t have the means to get their child what they need for the school year. This is our way of lifting everyone up, and giving these parents and kids the boost they need, in confidence and so much more,” shared Roger Cameron, the owner of the establishment. The event will also feature other local businesses as vendors selling items, and sharing information on who they are, and what they can offer. Other local establishments on Dorsey Avenue will be offering discounted services to attendees as well, including free car washes, and oil changes for anyone who brings their supplies.
The event will start at the Cammie’s International Grocery Store and extend half way down Dorsey Avenue. The event is free to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. Vendor opportunities are still available for $75 to businesses interested in being apart of the festivities. Members of the community and other businesses are welcome to drop off school supply donations for the event.