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									        LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK • Quarterly Membership Newsletter • No. 53 • 2nd Quarter 2011




                                      SOW TO HARVEST



More than 100 individuals and over 25 different state
and county agencies, community leaders, health care
organizations, school districts, academia, non-profits,
business and industry partners have come together to
from Charleston Tri-County Eat Smart Move More,
a new local chapter of the state South Carolina Eat
Smart       Move      More        Coalition      (http://
www.eatsmartmovemoresc.org). Eat Smart Move More SC co-
ordinates obesity prevention efforts across the state and
is responsible for implementing South Carolina’s State
Obesity Prevention Plan (A Strategic Framework for
Action). Current partners have collaborated for the past two and a half years compiling data, conducting needs as-
sessments and implementing obesity prevention policies and programs in schools and communities within the
Charleston area. The new Coalition is expanding into the Tri-County area and will be working on programs, policies
and physical projects that promote healthy                      lifestyles     and    healthy      communities.

South Carolina: South Carolina has the 5th highest rate of adult obesity in the nation, at 29.7% and the 13th highest
of overweight youths (ages 10-17) at 33.7% (July 1, 2009 report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). South Carolinians consistently do not meet recommended levels of physical ac-
tivity and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Tri-County area: Overweight and obesity rates (BMI>25) for adults
in 2008 were at an all time high with 60-64% in Berkeley , 50-54% in Charleston and over 70% in Dorchester
counties. (http://www.scdhec.gov/health/chcdp/obesity/).


                                                                  Get to know the Staff
                                                                          Congratulations
                                                                          Shannon Nelson
                                                                    2010 Employee of The Year
                                                    Shannon Nelson was named the 2010 Employee of the Year at the LCFB’s Staff
                                                    meeting in January by Board Chairman Mark Smith. In his presentation, Mr. Smith
                                                    read from one of the nominations for Shannon written by a co-worker, “I have
                                                    deep appreciation for Shannon’s commitment always putting her staff, our agencies
Executive Director D. Jermaine Husser, Shan- and clients at the forefront of her priorities; and her ability to multi-task!”
non Nelson and Board Chairman Mark Smith
                                                    Shannon has been an employee at the LCFB for over 6 years. She first joined is as
a Service Associate at the Charleston Distribution Center. Working with agencies on the shopping floor with order entry, manually
pulling their orders, invoicing and product organization. She was promoted to Service Manager in 2008. Where her duties include su-
pervision of the Service Associates, Managing the 2000+ monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program, scheduling monthly
agency deliveries and pick-ups. She is always available to assist her co-workers with whatever need may arise. She is widely respected
by both her co-workers and the 350+ member agencies as the “Go To” person. She handles all request with respect and professional-
ism.




The Lowcountry Food Bank is a sub- recipient of USDA commodities. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
       LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK • Quarterly Membership Newsletter • No. 53 • 2nd Quarter 2011 • Page 2
                                                                         kitchen equipment, but it also provides an opportunity to introduce the
                                     Cook, Teach,                        children to new culinary experiences. Nutritious meals for senior citi-
                                                                         zens are also prepared in the kitchen and delivered directly to their
                                       Nourish                           homes, thanks to the Lowcountry Food Bank’s partnership with East
                                                                         Cooper Meals on Wheels.
                                  The LCFB is proud to announce
                                  the groundbreaking addition of the     The driving forces behind the Food Works program are a team of culi-
                                  Zucker Family Production Kitchen       nary apprentices, who are partaking in a 12-week culinary skills training
                                  to the Paul Hulsey Community           program. Food Works Executive Chef Kimberly Ortego Kuver teaches
                                  Food and Nutrition Center! Opera-      the apprentices the culinary skills necessary to work in the food service
                                  tional since October 2010, the full-   industry, and also about food safety and sourcing. Additionally, the
                                  scale commercial kitchen houses the    apprentices partake in a comprehensive job-readiness curriculum, fo-
                                  Lowcountry Food Bank’s recently        cusing on the importance of appropriate work behaviors, interviewing
                                  launched Food Works program.           techniques, resume writing, and other skills that ensure they are well
                                                                         rounded and capable of full-time employment.
                                 A key initiative of the Food Works
program is to expand the number of Kids Cafe meals served. Currently,    Thanks to the support of the Zucker Family, a dynamic center of culi-
1,200 meals per week are produced in the kitchen and transported to      nary excellence has been created where the LCFB can cook, teach,
Kids Cafe program sites. This not only allows the Lowcountry Food        nourish and transform lives one client, and one child at a time. For
Bank to expand the Kids Cafe program to locations that do not have       additional information on this program, please Contact Chef Kimberly
                                                                         Ortego Kuver at (843) 747-8146 ext. 113 or kortego@lcfbank.org

                                                                                                          Each year thousands of fami-
                                                                                                          lies in South Carolina do not
     Food Bank                                                                                            claim more than $800 million
                                                                                                          in federal work supports for
     University                                                          which they are eligible in the form of tax credits, public bene-
                                                                         fits, and student financial aid. The Benefit Bank® of South
                                                                         Carolina connects low- to moderate-income families to those
Grant Writing: The Basics                                                work supports.
         April 12, 2011 5:30—7:30 pm -LCFB Charleston
         May 24, 2011 5:30—7:00 pm—LCFB Charleston                       The Benefit Bank of South Carolina is a free service available
         June 14, 2011 5:30—7:30 pm—LCFB Charleston                      at the LCFB.
USDA/Civil Rights Training                                               ♦   Completes applications online for several programs si-
         April 14, 2011—10:00—12:00                                          multaneously.
                        North Bridge Baptist Church
         May 19, 2011—10:00-12:00                                        ♦   Is a user-friendly program that is available in English and
                        North Bridge Baptist Church                          Spanish.

PR/Donor Relations Training 101                                          ♦   Lets counselors complete tax returns and benefit appli-
         April 19, 2011 5:30—7:00 pm LCFB—Charleston                         cations based on answers given by clients.

                                                                         ♦   Provides a Quick Check which can be performed online
ServSafe®                                                                    to screen for potential program eligibility.
         April 27, 2011 10:00 –12:00 pm LCFB Charleston
Registration is required for all classes. Please call Zakevia            For more information, please contact Mrs. Evelyn Owens,
Lewis-Kendrick (843) 747-8146 ext. 116 or email zlewis-                  TBB Coordinator at 843-747-8146 ext. 103. Her hours are
kendrick@lcfbank.org to register.                                        Mon—Fri 8:00—12:00.

                                           At-Risk After-School Snack Program
The Lowcountry Food Bank announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture At-Risk After-School Snack Program, a
component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Child and Adult Care Food Program is administered through the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS).

This program allows the Lowcountry Food Bank to underwrite costs associated with producing nutritious meals available without charge to
all children enrolled in after-school programs at the sites listed below. The programs each have their own registration requirements and
process. Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact the site director at a specific site, using the phone number on the attached list, for
information about the program at that site.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Lowcountry Food Bank, in administering the At-Risk After-
School Snack Program, is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a com-
plaint of discrimination, write to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Food & Nutrition Service, Civil Rights Division, 3101 Park Cen-
ter Drive – Room 942, Alexandria, VA 22302 or call (703) 305-2195 (voice and TDD). U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.

List of Sponsored Sites:

Boys & Girls Club of the Trident Area
Robert Gould Shaw Club                                         Metanoia
22 Mary Street                                                 2005 Reynolds Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403                                           North Charleston, SC 29405
Unit Director: Chassity Grant                                  CEO: Rev. Bill Stanfield
Phone: (843) 577-5545                                          Phone: (843)529-3014, ext. 403
Email: chassity.grant@gmail.com                                Email: bill@pushingforward.org

For additional information on this partnership, please contact Ilze Astad at (843) 747-8146 ext. 111 or iastad@lcfbank.org.

								
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