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Lowcountry Food Bank is holding a hybrid walk event that aims to bring awareness to hunger issues in coastal South Carolina and to raise funds for programs that provide fresh produce options for the community like Senior Meals and Childhood Hunger.
The Walk to Fight Hunger, presented by Charles River, will take place noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Donors and friends are encouraged to stop by the park and participate in a self-guided walking tour at their own pace and comfort level. Guests will receive an informational packet to accompany their tour. A food drive will also take place at the event.
LifeForce Housing First, a newly created nonprofit based in Charleston, aims to raise funds to develop permanent housing solutions for the growing population of homeless citizens in North Charleston.
With more than 45,000 homeless citizens in the state, the organization’s initial campaign will be to solicit contributions from the business community. A tax-deductible gift of $2,000 will sponsor a room at the facility to accommodate a single homeless person with a private room, twin-size bed, small kitchenette, private bathroom, comfortable seating and a television.
For the fourth consecutive year, Atlas Technologies Inc. will be the presenting sponsor for the March of Dimes 2021 Signature Chefs Auction, which raises money to support healthy beginnings for babies and their mothers.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Charleston Gaillard Center. More than a dozen of the area’s most prominent restaurants will join Lead Chef Tim Richardson of Hank’s Seafood. Guests will be able to bid on a silent auction and participate in a raffle during the reception, as well as a live auction.
Postpartum Support Charleston, in partnership with Charleston Parks Conservancy is hosting Gather & Garden: Mom Edition twice a month starting September. Moms are invited to volunteer in the conservancy’s community garden on James Island from 9-11 a.m. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required, and space is limited. Medway Gardens is located at 2069 Medway Road in Charleston.