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Food bank crew works around the clock to help community

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – This year the Lowcountry Food Bank is on track to distribute 20 million pounds of food to people in 10 coastal counties.

It may look like the holiday hustle and bustle at the food bank, but this is just the daily reality to fight hunger in the Lowcountry.

The 62,000-square-foot warehouse is always buzzing with activity.

"The one thing that surprises people when they come in and take a tour and see what we are doing here behind the scene is that our building is as large as it is, there's as much food," said Amy Kosar, the food resources manager for the food bank. "They commonly think that it's enough and it's not."

About one million pounds of food is shelved at the Lowcountry Food bank at any given time. While food is wheeled onto the floor, deliveries stack up.

"A lot think of us as a food pantry that's doing the direct client assistance, but what we are really doing is being the support for those organizations so they can provide food to people who really have a need," Kosar said.

It takes a lot of man power to tackle hunger, from volunteers who leave no box unturned to the staff who help with the day-to-day happenings.

"They really are the life blood of our organization," she said. "We have food coming in from a variety of places. We may have our trucks that leave in the morning and when they leave, they're going to visit as many as 20 retailers like our grocery stores and pick up food that's close-dated and bring it back to us."

All hands are on deck to make the whole operation a success.

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