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Lowcountry Food Bank 'Fueled by Fresh' Matching Gift Campaign for COVID-19 Food Relief Doubles Donation Impact

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced today that Michael and Pam Wilson have provided a dollar-for-dollar match up to $150,000 for every donation made toward COVID-19 food relief. The donation will be used to purchase and distribute "Fueled by Fresh" relief boxes of fresh produce and shelf-stable food designed to provide each family with one week's worth of food.
Lowcountry Food Bank 'Fueled by Fresh' Matching Gift Campaign for COVID-19 Food Relief Doubles Donation Impact
COVID-19 is creating a tremendous increase in the demands on the Food Bank and its partner agencies and food pantries. The LCFB is meeting increased food needs while preparing for continued challenges in the weeks and months to come. In the last few weeks alone, the LCFB has expensed more than $400,000 on food and transportation."Pam and I understand this pandemic has brought a much greater demand for food, but also significant challenges in getting it distributed," said Michael Wilson. "Families and individuals are experiencing lost wages and difficulty in accessing food a?? even more severely in rural areas, and with school closures -- in our own backyard. These factors bring an increased reliance on the Food Bank. Professionally, while previously serving as President and CEO of Ingevity, and personally, we have chosen LCFB as a giving partner, and we've seen first-hand, through sponsorship of fresh produce distributions, how fresh, healthy food helps our neighbors who suffer from food insecurity. Now, during this challenging time, we want to help ensure that our neighbors who struggle can put food on the table, help the LCFB meet its increased demand to distribute healthy food, and inspire additional donors to give."Michael and Pam Wilson and LCFB executives will be on hand at the upcoming LCFB COVID-19 relief food distribution on Saturday, April 11 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 111 Waring Drive, Summerville, SC, 29483, at 8:00 a.m. to provide additional commentsabout how monetary donations from the community will help many Lowcountry citizens.
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