On 19 November 2022, Lowcountry Foodbank, Joint Base Charleston Military & Family Readiness, The JB Charleston Commissary, Navy Wives Club #240, and the American Legion #166 put on an event at Goose Creek Highschool to help combat food insecurity that has been plaguing our service members; much like the rest of the country.
“I am getting to a point where I have to make financial decisions I never thought I’d have to make. It’s getting hard to feed my family” remarked an actual service member. Nearly a quarter of the country has been experiencing food insecurity, with a noticeable increase vs. 2021. Our brave men and women are no different in this category with many living on a single income, experiencing the difficulties of military spouse employment, and enduring the surging inflation rates and cost of food.
The aforementioned groups banded together early this Autumn to do something about the crisis in the Lowcountry by dreaming up the idea of a drive through food distribution event just in time for Thanksgiving for all veterans, military members, spouses, and retirees.
This came to fruition on a beautiful Saturday morning on November 19th with 86 Commissary bags & 130 gift cards donated to 148 vehicles that came through in just two hours.
Dori Cambron, a Work Life Specialist for JBCMFR & event assistant commented on the spirit of volunteerism and giving back “We had 22 wonderful volunteers who embodied what this event was all about; showing how a community can come together for a greater good to help those in need.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, please consider visiting Lowcountry Foodbank’s website at https://lowcountryfoodbank.org/ to learn more about their mission.
If Military Spouse Employment is a major factor of potential food insecurity for you, do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of Employment Specialists at 843-963-8883 who can help you get information on scholarships, touch up your resume, provide leads for jobs, and more!