25% of Wadmalaw Island's population (3,000) and 15% of Johns Island's population (22,000) live below the poverty level. That is over 4,000 people who struggle with hunger here on the sea islands. The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation was formed from a desire to ensure consistent, dependable and healthy food for people in need.
FIGHTING ISLAND HUNGER
WITH HEALTHY FOOD AND CLEAN WATER ONE MEAL AT A TIME
The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of S.C. since December 22, 2014. It is an all-volunteer cooperation with the mission of fighting island hunger and providing clean water for the residents of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands.
SIHAF was the vision of our current president/founder, Shirley Salvo, who wanted to create an organization to facilitate the raising of funds to support all the charitable groups attempting to feed the hungry on the two sea islands.
Presently, SIHAF does coordinate fund raising and food distribution with 11 partners as well as operate 3 programs, Sea Islands Blessing Basket, the Water Wellness Mission and Crockpot Cooking.
Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation is so grateful to all who have
supported our mission to Fight Island Hunger with Healthy Food and Clean Water
One Meal at a Time. We are an all-volunteer organization and take pride in the
fact that our overhead expenses for all our programs is less than 5%. Thank you
for your continued support.
Please join us!
Sea Islands Blessing Basket and many of our partners are always in need of volunteers to help sort and pack food, deliver baskets, call clients to remind them of various events, interview new applicants and help with necessary paperwork.
SIHAF’s volunteer coordinator is Louise Baucom. Reach her at