November 22, 2021

SC Ports donates $24,000 to Lowcountry Food Bank

SC Ports COO Barbara Melvin (second from right) and SC Ports Senior Vice President of Community Engagement Jordi Yarborough (far right) present a $24,000 donation to Lowcountry Food Bank Chief Development Officer Brenda Shaw and Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Nick Osborne. (Photo/SCPA/English Purcell)

CHARLESTON, SC — NOV. 22, 2021 — South Carolina Ports donated $24,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank to help feed those in the Lowcountry who struggle with hunger.

For the second year in a row, SC Ports teammates donated their Thanksgiving gift cards in support of Lowcountry Food Bank.

This donation comes at an important time as the pandemic has created economic hardship for many and driven up the demand for more food and services.

“SC Ports is proud to support the Lowcountry Food Bank’s mission to feed our neighbors and help fight hunger in our communities,” SC Ports CEO Jim Newsome said. “It is important that we all play a role in addressing hunger and providing access to healthy foods in support of families. We hope this inspires other companies to give in support of Lowcountry Food Bank.”

The Lowcountry Food Bank and its partner agencies continue to navigate the growing needs in Lowcountry communities as they address the higher costs and complexities of food procurement and distribution during this challenging time.

“We greatly appreciate SC Ports’ support to help Lowcountry Food Bank fight hunger over the years with donations to our BackPack Buddies and School Pantry programs that help fight childhood hunger in Charleston and Georgetown counties,” Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Nick Osborne said. “The generosity of SC Ports’ employees again this year speaks to their thoughtfulness as they take action to help our neighbors during a time that continues to be challenging for our community.”

About South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state's General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer. As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and generate nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity. SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach and environmental responsibility. Please visit to learn more about SC Ports.