November 20, 2023

SC Ports helps fight hunger with $25,000 donation

SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin and Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Nick Osborne celebrate a $25,000 donation from SC Ports that will help provide food for Lowcountry residents and families this holiday season. (Photo/SCPA/English Purcell)

CHARLESTON, SC— NOV. 20, 2023 – SC Ports is giving back this holiday season with a $25,000 donation to Lowcountry Food Bank. The organization, which serves more than 200,000 people each year, can provide up to five meals per dollar donated.

“Creating an economic benefit for our state’s citizens means reaching beyond our daily operations and directly into the community,” SC Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin said. “This donation will help the Lowcountry Food Bank in their mission to fight hunger and directly impact thousands of people in need.”

Last year, the food bank provided 33 million meals to more than 200,000 Lowcountry residents.

“We are thankful for SC Ports’ continued support of our work to provide equitable access to healthy food,” Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Nick Osborne said. “This gift helps to ensure our community’s most vulnerable residents won’t face hunger, even while facing economic hardships.”

This is the fourth consecutive year SC Ports has donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

About South Carolina Ports

South Carolina Ports owns and operates marine terminals at the Port of Charleston and two rail-served inland ports in Greer and Dillon. As the 8th largest U.S. container port, SC Ports connects port-dependent businesses throughout the Southeast and beyond to global markets. SC Ports proactively invests in infrastructure ahead of demand to provide reliable service, efficient operations, cargo capacity, an expansive rail network and the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports is a vital economic engine for South Carolina, with port operations supporting 1 in 9 jobs statewide. Learn more: