CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern volleyball team took time out of their preseason schedule to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank on Wednesday morning, helping out the organization by packing food into boxes for the Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
The CSFP's intent is to distribute food in South Carolina in partnership with the SC Department of Social Services. The Lowcountry Food Bank distributes USDA foot commodities to women, infants and children participants, as well as the elderly living on food stamps. The program is currently available in Berkeley, Charleston, Horry and Williamsburg counties.
The Buccaneers packed 691 boxes through their efforts this morning and look forward to the opportunity to return to the Lowcountry Food Bank after the season.
Head Coach Christy Mooberry was thankful for the opportunity to help out with Lowcountry Food Bank, and pleased to see how her players stepped up and performed the various tasks assigned throughout the morning.
"Lowcountry Food Bank is doing a lot of really great things and we are so grateful they allowed us to serve with them," commented Mooberry. "We had the opportunity to learn about the different programs and see that there is need and hunger right here in our own community. My hope is that this also translates into our athletes realizing they have the opportunity to make a difference wherever they are just by choosing to give a bit of their time, effort, and being aware of others around them. It was a really rewarding morning; both to see the athletes work so hard with great attitudes as well as being able to practically serve our community."
For more information about how to volunteer at the Lowcountry Food Bank, visit www.lowcountryfoodbank.org.