CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern's men's and women's track and field programs took time out of their weekend schedule to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank on Saturday morning.
The Buccaneers packed 800 boxes through their efforts this morning, helping out the organization by packing food into boxes for the School Pantry program. The School Pantry brings families together by providing nutritious foods to be prepared and enjoyed at home. School Pantry reaches children through monthly distributions which are often scheduled around PTA meetings, performances or other evening events. The program brings parents and educators together while fighting childhood hunger.
"Our coaching staff would like to extend special thanks to Kevin (Gravely) at the Lowcountry Food Bank for giving our team the opportunity to support our community," said Head Women's Track & Field Coach Soyini Thompson. "The athletes had a great time volunteering and it was a great team-bonding experience."
Founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items, the LCFB collects, maintains, and distributes otherwise wasted food products from manufacturer, food distributors, the government, supermarkets, wholesalers and farmers to redistribute to a grassroots network of over 320 member agencies providing hunger-relief services throughout the ten coastal counties of South Carolina.
For more information about how to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank, visit www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.