MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Pirates Voyage presented the Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) with over 32,500 pounds of food collected during their holiday food drive.
A celebration of the donation was held on December 17, at 11:00 a.m., at the LCFB's Grand Strand Regional Food Center in Myrtle Beach.
During the holidays as utility costs rise and seasonal jobs come to an end, the need for food assistance rises. According to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap, 16 percent of Horry County residents lack adequate access to food. The donation of over 32,500 pounds of food will create more than 27,000 meals for Horry County residents experiencing hunger.