Neighborhood House is partnered with Fields to Families and the Charleston Farmer’s Market in Marion Square, to bring food to those in need. The Saturday Farmer’s Market Gleaning (gleaning is the act of gathering left over produce after a harvest) opportunity, from 1pm-3pm, is collecting food from selected Farmers’ booths, collecting information and learning about other aspects of the Farmer’s Market. The Monday following the gleaning, there is Neighborhood House’s Monday Market, from 11am-1:30pm. This opportunity focuses on the distribution of the gleaned food, as well as meal preparation and preservation techniques.
Dates: Saturdays 9/10, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12| Mondays 9/12, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14
The Lowcountry Food Bank collects, inspects and distributes food products from manufacturers, supermarkets, farmers and wholesalers to those in need. They help feed over 200,000 individuals and families annually in 10 coastal South Carolina counties. This opportunity has volunteers helping food bank workers pack, clean and sort food products, to get ready for distribution. These events take place on select Friday afternoons, from 12:30-3:30pm.
Dates: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11
Keep Charleston Beautiful works to preserve the natural beauty of Charleston and its surrounding areas, by picking up human-made waste. The debris can be harmful to the environment, people and wildlife. Volunteers walk around different areas of downtown Charleston to pickup waste, and discuss social issues that are affected by litter. This Recurring Service opportunity will take place on select Saturdays from 10am-12pm.
Dates: 9/10, 10/1, 10/15, 11/19, 12/3