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Charles River Laboratories donates $30,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank

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Lowcountry Food Bank received a $30,000 donation fromĀ Charles River Laboratories.

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced that Charles River Laboratories has donated $30,000 to help feed Lowcountry neighbors who struggle with hunger.

Employees from the local Charles River site have volunteered and helped pack food at the food bank for many years. "As COVID-19 continues to impact food needs within our community, the (food bank) has been busy keeping up with demand for food assistance," said Greg Marshall, CVP and Chief Operating Officer, Charles River Microbial Solutions. "This donation will help the (food bank) continue to alleviate food insecurity with nutritious food needed by their partner agencies and schools throughout coastal South Carolina that serve our community's most vulnerable."

COVID-19 has created a tremendous increase in the demands on the food bank and its partner agencies. The food bank is meeting increased food needs while meeting challenges like higher costs of food procurement, tightening of the food supply chain and the need to modify how food is safely distributed to the community.

"We are delighted that Charles River is supporting the LCFB to help us feed our neighbors in this time of great need," said Pat Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. "When business leaders step up and give, it makes a significant impact for those we serve in the Lowcountry."

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