27% of Wadmalaw residents and 15% of Johns Island residents live below the poverty level.  That is nearly 4,000 people who struggle with hunger here on the islands. Founded at the beginning of 2015, the foundation was formed from a desire to ensure consistent and dependable sources of food to reach the people in need.

 By hosting events such as the Gullah Celebration at Freshfields, Benefit Dinner by Harris Teeter, Shop For a Cause at Tommy Bahama, Sip and Shop at J. McLaughlin and Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer, we hope to augment the efforts of our partnered programs. 

Collectively, our partnered programs provide thousands of dollars worth of food a year to those in need and there seems to be an ever growing need for more. The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible and go directly towards fighting island hunger with healthy food and clean water one meal at a time.  If you are led to give a monetary gift to benefit everyone you can do so by sending a check by mail or give online today.

Sea Islands Hunger

Awareness Foundation

P.O. BOX 268

Johns Island, SC 29457-0268

Fighting island hunger with healthy food and clean water one meal at a time.

Board of Directors

Honorary Board Members

Mary Whyte

Carmine DeGennero

Martha Reed

Renee Black

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices,

and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color,

national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program DiscriminationComplaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filine_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the

information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (566) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  1. (2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  2. (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation

PO Box 268, Johns Island, SC  29457-0268

© 2018 Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation