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Posted 8/30/2012

Release no. 12-0803

Glenn Jeffries

Charleston, SC— Across the tri-county area, every day there are many members of our community who go hungry. To help address this great need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has proudly partnered with Lowcountry Food Bank through the Office of Personnel Management's Feds Feed Families program. The District donated non-perishable items such as canned foods, baby food, pastas and snacks. The original goal of 250 pounds nearly doubled and the food bank will receive 428 pounds from the District.


“I am very proud of the Charleston District for their remarkable generosity as they participated in this voluntary effort,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ed Chamberlayne, Charleston District Commander and Engineer. “It shows how important giving back to our neighbors and helping those in need is to us.”


The Feds Feed Families nationwide program assists food banks since they are currently facing a severe shortage of non-perishable items. The goal is to collect 1.5 million pounds during the food drive campaign from Department of Defense military and civilian employees across the nation.


The Lowcountry Food Bank collects, inspects, maintains and distributes healthy food and grocery products to more than 320 nonprofit agencies throughout 10 coastal counties in South Carolina.