Hyundai and Hyundai of North Charleston Support Local Hunger Relief with Donation to Lowcountry Food Bank $20,000 to Fund 120,000 Meals for the Charleston Community
Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai of North Charleston recently donated $20,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank of North Charleston to support local hunger relief initiatives in the area. The donation is part of Hyundai’s corporate social responsibility initiative Hyundai Hope, which seeks to improve the well-being of society through supporting the health and safety of the community. A ceremonial check was presented to the organization in Charleston, North Carolina.
“At Hyundai, we are committed to our vision of Progress for Humanity, which means giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Brandon Ramirez, director, corporate social responsibility and external relations, Hyundai Motor America. “Food insecurity is a major issue that unfortunately affects many communities. We are proud to join our dealer partner, Hyundai of North Charleston, in supporting the Lowcountry Food Bank to help those experiencing hunger.”
The Lowcountry Food Bank combats hunger by increasing the community’s access to nutritious foods, particularly for children, seniors, and veterans. Serving the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina, the organization partners with over 230 different community-based organizations, pantries, schools, soup kitchens, and many more who then distribute food to neighbors in need. One dollar donated can help make 6 meals. Even more, the Lowcountry Food Bank works with healthcare partners to identify and address the root causes of hunger and improve people’s health outcomes through programs such as nutrition education and mobile pantries. This donation will be able to provide 120,000 meals.
“We are so proud to work with Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai of North Charleston to address the challenges of food insecurity in our community. This will make an enormous difference in the lives of the neighbors we serve,” said Brenda Shaw, Chief Development Officer, Lowcountry Food Bank. “Our colleagues at Hyundai understand that more and more families have turned to Lowcountry Food Bank to help put healthy food on the table while we continue to navigate economic inflationary issues and higher food and transportation costs. As we head into the holidays, this gift will help ensure that we are able to procure healthy produce and other food items. We’re grateful to Hyundai for their corporate commitment of support in helping alleviate hunger in coastal South Carolina.”
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 39 million pounds of food in 2023. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 230 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices.
Hyundai y Hyundai de North Charleston hace donación a Lowcountry Food Bank
En la ciudad de Charleston en Carolina del Sur, la empresa coreana Hyundai, y su oficina Hyundai of North Charleston entrega una significativa donación al Lowcountry Food Bank, en un cheque por $20.000 que beneficiará la entrega de 120 mil comidas para su comunidad.
En las palabras de su director Brandon Ramírez, que al entregar el cheque a la organización, cumple un objetivo más de Hyundai de retribuir a las comunidades de los múltiples clientes entregando un donativo en esta oportunidad a la ciudad de Charleston, para llegar con más de cien mil porciones de comida a sus centros de ayuda comunitaria.
El donativo fue efectuado por Brandon Ramírez, Director Corporate Social Responsibility y Relaciones Externas de Hyundai America, en el marco de la presentación del nuevo modelo Kona 2024 frente a invitados de prensa del país y con la presencia de John Fratianni, Senior Manager Merchandising, Nick Baucom, Sales Market Manager, Hyundai Motor America, John Booth, Managing Partner/General Manager, Hyundai of North Charleston, Brenda Shaw, Chief Development Officer, Barbara Walters, Director of Donor Services, Lowcountry Food Bank, Mike Donahoo, Senior Manager, Regional Sales Operations, Hyundai Motor America.∆