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Food for thought: The Lowcountry Food Bank helped 220,000 people last year

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WCBD - The Lowcountry Food Bank is well known in the area for helping those who have fallen on hard times, but this time of year the effort could use a little extra help.

The main hub of the Lowcountry Food Bank sits on Azalea Avenue in North Charleston and they are always accepting food donations.  The spring and summer months are a little more challenging.

LCFB serves 10 coastal counties across the area and offered assistance to 220,000 people last year.  While the need is always there for donations and volunteers, the spring and summer months are a little more taxing as more people look for help.

Cost is one issue, this time of year the price of fuel goes up which forces price hikes on a lot of things including food and puts the squeeze on limited incomes and household budgets.

Also children are out of school so the meal assistance some of them would receive is not there. President and CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank Pat Walker, says the assistance they offer is essential and helps a wide array of people and incomes.

"Obviously children still are hungry in our community seniors may need more help than they did in times past because of the downturn in the economy. I think the face of hunger may look a little different because the face of hunger looks just like my face or your face."

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