The Lowcountry Food Bank, Sodexo, and Health 1st teamed up to hold a
food drive at MUSC. The food drive, which began Nov. 4, will end at 11
a.m. Nov. 11. All donations will be given to the Lowcountry Food
Employees can participate in the Helping Hands food drive by:
- placing food
donations in the bins by the Ashley River Tower and University Hospital
“tent” cafeterias (For a list of needed items, visit
- donating food through a team (team leaders will tell you where your team donation boxes are).
- buying a “Helping
Hands” certificate at the cash registers in the MUSC cafeterias (Sodexo
will purchase food for the Lowcountry Food Bank with your
donation). If you are on a team, make sure to provide your team
name.Items most in need of include canned meat, canned fish,
sugar, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, rice, spaghetti sauce, canned
fruits and vegetables, canned juices, salmon, sardines and dry cereal.
that are home canned or jarred products can not be accepted. The
Lowocuntry Food Bank can not distribute cans without labels or items
that are open. All donations need to be in their original packaging
For more information on the food drive or developing a team,
contact Henry Schultz (792-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chuck Polen
(876-7273 or email@example.com).
Flyers about the food drive can also be found at http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st.
A drawing will be held for food drive participants, whether or not they
are on a team. Prizes include a Nano iPod (8G), $50 gift card, $25
snack basket, and $5 meal tickets.
The Lowcountry Food Bank's mission is to feed the poor and hungry of
the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and
distributing healthy food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies
serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and
solutions to domestic hunger. The food bank was founded in 1983 as a
clearinghouse for donated food items through the generosity of both
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina and Trident United Way.
collect, inspect, maintain, and distribute otherwise wasted food
products from manufacturers, food distributors, the government,
supermarkets, wholesalers along with farmers to redistribute these food
products to a grassroots network of more than 320 member agencies
providing hunger-relief services throughout the 10 coastal counties of
South Carolina.Visit http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/fooddrive.asp.
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
The Lowcountry Food Bank also offers resources such as nutrition
education, safe food handling practices, and maintenance information.
They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s official network of
food banks. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org.
The Nov. 19 worksite screening was changed to Dec. 10. Visit http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st.
Friday, Oct. 30, 2009