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Newsletter #3

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Feeding of the Multitude Report Despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, The Feeding of the Multitude was an unqualified success. Over 1200 bags of groceries and 900 turkeys were distributed on Saturday November 22 and 165 plated meals were taken to shut-ins. The number of turkeys was facilitated by generous monetary donations. The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation Board was pleased to donate $1,000 to The Feeding of the Multitude to help purchase turkeys for the families. See the full report and more pictures here!

Canned Food Drive

Through Friday, December 11, Seabrookers will be collecting canned goods for distribution to Sea Islands Hunger Awareness clients. Increased by 500 pounds, this year’s goal is 8,000 pounds! They know they CAN do it! To help our neighbors in need on Johns and Wadmalaw Island, they are picking up extra cans at the grocery, especially multipacks, high in protein, and plenty of fruits and veggies! No glass or out of date items, please. All contributions should be taken to the Lake House front porch. There will be a table there along with the poundage goal board which will be updated daily. Place your items near the “NEW DONATIONS” sign. All donations will be weighed before they are picked up by SIHAF volunteers every other day. And used grocery bags with handles are still very much needed and can be dropped off along with your food donations. Thank you Seabrook Island Neighbors! We’ll report the results of the drive in our next newsletter!

A BIG Thank You, to all our wonderful volunteers, donors and supporters, for taking part in the Southern Tide Kiawah Fundraiser, November 20-22. And THANK YOU, Southern Tide Kiawah, for your $1,000.00 donation of the proceeds!! We so appreciate your support of the foundation and helping us fight Island hunger with healthy food and clean water, one meal at a time!

Partner Program Spotlight November 2020 Hebron Zion Presbyterian Church Emergency Food Pantry

The Hebron Zion Presbyterian Church Emergency Food Pantry was originally established as an Emergency Food Pantry by the church as one of its’ ministries that provides food for families and individuals who are in need of emergency food in the tri-county area. The pantry specifically services families and individuals on Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, SC. This program was designed to help families and individuals in a temporary condition when the individual or family needs food to carry them for a short period of time. This ministry provides individuals and families with information and counseling on basic food and nutrition. The days and hours of operation for the pantry are:

Wednesday – Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This ministry also hosts giveaways on Monday and Saturday starting at 10:00 am until 11:00 to distribute breads, cakes/pastries and fresh vegetables on a first come first serve basis. Merchandise for the giveaways are provided by local farmers and grocers. During the last three years this pantry has distributed over 126,631 pound of food servicing over 3,000 families which fed 8,400 people. The HZPC Emergency Food Pantry continues to operate on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and clients from Johns and Wadmalaw Islands can frequent every 61 days or as emergencies occur. As of September 2020 we have served 965 families which equates to 2,837 individuals over 105,510 pounds of food. We appreciate the support of the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation and its donors for their generous support of our efforts.

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