Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation Announces
2023 – $100,000 Hunger Awareness Challenge
The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) is excited and very thankful for the loyal donors who have generously offered to match our 2023 – $100,000 Hunger Awareness Challenge!
As we approach the season of giving, we hope you will join us in raising awareness and much-needed funds to support our programs and partners in their quest to provide nutritious food and clean water to our sea islands neighbors for the coming year. This is the foundation’s only fundraising event and we need the entire community’s support. Awareness is our “middle name,” and we’d like to make you aware of some important hunger facts regarding our neighbors on the sea islands and what we do to help.
SIHAF supports fourteen local organizations and programs. We partner with Zion Emergency Food Pantry, Hebron Zion Senior Citizens Ministry, Meals on Mondays of the Rockville Presbyterian Church, Charleston Area Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels Program, New Webster Johns Island Parish Food Pantry, St. James Bethel Food Pantry, Temple Take-Out Ministry of Wesley UMC, and Fields to Families and Sweetgrass Garden Co-op. We also have three programs – Sea Islands Blessing Basket, Crock-Pot Cooking Classes, and Water Wellness Mission.
Our programs and partners serve Johns and Wadmalaw Islands residents in need, providing consistent, satisfying, and nourishing food, clean water, and special programs to over 2,500 sea islands neighbors, including 825 families.
We must buy nearly all the food we provide and, as you are aware, food prices are higher than ever. And of course, as food costs rise, the number of new applicants for assistance continues to rise.
In addition, SIHAF seeks special funds to provide stoves, refrigerators, microwave ovens, crock pots and electric can openers to those who need assistance in preparing, cooking, and storing their food.
SIHAF is an all-volunteer organization and hundreds of volunteers, including 9 Board members, give their time, talent, and treasure to provide, prepare, secure, sort, pack, and distribute food to our clients, as well as work on our many outreach programs.
Please help us reach our goal of at least $200,000 so we can continue to provide our programs, support our partners, and provide food and clean water to our sea islands neighbors in need in 2024. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors, new and old!
By Check Mailed To
Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF)
PO Box 268
Johns Island, SC 29457-0268
Via Credit or Debit Card at: fightislandhunger.org
SIHAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization –
All donations are tax-deductible
For more information about SIHAF go to fightislandhunger.org
-Submitted by Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation
(Image credit: fightislandhunger.org)