From staff reports
On Thursday, Nov. 4, The Boeing Company announced a donation of $150,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank’s (LFB) childhood hunger programs.
From January through December 2022, Boeing’s $150,000 investment in LFB’s childhood hunger programs will provide a total of more than 165,000 nutritious meals to more than 23,000 neighbors who struggle with hunger, including 13,000 children.
“Today marks yet another key milestone in our longstanding partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank,” Executive Vice President of Government Relations at Boeing Ziad Ojakli said in a release. “Through this investment, we are committed to breaking the barriers our communities face in accessing healthy, nutritious food.”
This continued partnership between Boeing and LFB to fight childhood hunger includes investment in the LFB Food for Health Initiative, which will pair LFB services with at least four health care clinics in 2022 that serve rural communities in coastal South Carolina. The Food for Health initiative will provide more than 18,000 meals through food boxes and vital educational information to health care clinic patients and their families, aiming to decrease their food insecurity and improve their overall well-being.
Since 2010, Boeing has provided more than $1.2 million in support of LFB – bringing more than 1.5 million meals to Lowcountry families in need.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2020. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.