Kahuna Poke Bar Restaurant, a locally owned and operated small restaurant located in Mount Pleasant, and Water’s Edge another local restaurant in Mount Pleasant, are partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank to host a curbside food drive. The event started April 23 and will run until the end of the COVID-19 crisis. This initiative was created in response to the economic crisis the Lowcountry is experiencing and the subsequent food shortage. The food drive will help feed those in our community that are facing food insecurity and donations can be dropped off to the collection box located at the restaurant or by donating monetarily directly to Lowcountry Food Bank, more information is located on their website: https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina through distribution centers in Charleston, Yemassee and Myrtle Beach. Lowcountry Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
The Lowcountry Food Bank shared in a statement last week – “We have seen a significant increase in the number of our neighbors who need food assistance during this pandemic,” said Brenda Shaw, Lowcountry Food Bank Chief Development Officer. “Every donation gives our Lowcountry community greater access to healthy food during a time they need it most.”
Information on their website released on April 22 stated that the LCFB is fully operational and we are working closely with partner agencies to determine the safest methods to serve our most vulnerable friends and neighbors – senior citizens and children (and their families) who may be losing access to prepared meals and stocked food. They also know businesses and their employees will be impacted by a decline in commerce and lost wages. The restaurants are continuing preparations to ensure they can serve our neighbors who may not come for assistance. They are also working closely with public school officials to keep children fed safely and efficiently.
Some of the LCFB most requested shelf stable items are:
- Canned tuna/chicken
- Low sodium vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Baby food
Please visit Kahuna Poke Bar on their Social Media Outlets @kahunapokebar or @watersedge1407 to learn more, drop off donations are being taken at our location at 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC or 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC
To learn more about how you can personally donate or support the Lowcountry Food Bank, please contact them directly:
843-747-8146 x 167
Kahuna Poke Bar: 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant
Water’s Edge: 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant