TOGETHER WE CAN
We support youth volunteers, families, and businesses in running successful food drives that benefit outreach organizations in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.
From weekend campaigns to corporate-wide food collections, our mission is to create meaningful and impactful events that can fit any size community to bring food aid where it is needed most.
Led by Gabe Silverman (age 13), Together We Can, a program of I Heart Hungry Kids, has been running food drives since 2018 and has collected and distributed thousands of pounds of food to local organizations in the tri-county.
Food aid organizations often serve different demographics within the same community. Where one group focuses on feeding kids after school meals, and others provide food boxes to families or the elderly, still others prepare hot meals for the homeless.
The variety of items that come from food drives can be difficult for them to process and may not fit their needs. In addition, many food drives take place towards the holidays, and while that support is welcome, other months become challenging as volunteer efforts slow down.
Together We Can partners with aid organizations to better understand the communities they support, and trains our youth and adult volunteers in how to effectively run year round food drives that address their needs.
By recombining food supplies raised by our volunteers we make food drives more effective, deliver appropriate food aid, and address the seasonality of the supply chain. In addition, we raise funds and in-kind donations to source the equipment organizations need to expand their food services.
WHO WE SERVE
Our partner organizations provide critical resources for a variety of communities in the tri-county. Click on their logos to find out more about the amazing work they do for those in need.
From grants to media partnerships and in-kind donations, our sponsors have been instrumental in our success.