Hungry Heart fund is helping to feed displaced hospitality workers throughout the Lowcountry

Hungry Heart fund is helping to feed displaced hospitality workers throughout the Lowcountry

Through a special partnership between The Lowcountry Strong Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and Downtown Catering Company, the Hungry Heart fund is responding to the COVID-10 Pandemic by feeding local restaurant workers.

The Hungry Heart Fund was established to keep food on the tables of all who are unemployed or under-employed due to COVID-19-related restaurant closures by providing displaced hospitality workers with free meals at participating restaurants.

There are nearly 15,000 employees who work in the food and beverage industry who work in the Beaufort, Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Out of those many are husband and wives who are both employed by the Hospitality Industry.

The burden is tremendous but together we can, and are, making a difference. ~ Leah McCarthy, Downtown Catering Company

Over 35 participating restaurants that serve these meals between Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head. The great  money not only assists the restaurant worker but it infuses cash flow into our area restaurants. The Hungry Heart Fund is a program designed for restaurants and their workers.

Visit to donate today to support and help our Lowcountry Hospitality Community.

Who is eligible:

Any hospitality worker in Beaufort or Jasper County who is currently out of work or has severely lost wages due to COVID-19.

How do I get free meals:

Every Wednesday and Saturday, from 2-4 pm, ticket/voucher books can be obtained from one of the following locations by simply showing a pay stub from your hospitality job:

Beaufort | Fat Patties, 830 Parris Island Gateway
Bluffton | Downtown Deli, 1223 May River Road
Hilton Head | Alfred’s, 807 William Hilton Parkway

When you show your paystub for work in the hospitality industry, you will receive 1 book. Each book contains 7 tickets/vouchers. 1 ticket/voucher = 1 meal from a participating restaurant. You may obtain 1 book every 7 days.

A complete list of restaurants is posted on both Facebook and Instagram @HungryHeartReliefFund

Participating restaurants also have a yellow poster in their window for easy recognition.

Restaurant Participants:

Are they giving these meals away for free?

Some are! But most restaurants are exchanging the tickets/vouchers presented for an $8-$12 reimbursement from the Lowcountry Strong Foundation.

Who are we:

The Lowcountry Strong Foundation has partnered with Downtown Catering Company to create HUNGRY HEART RESTAURANT

Restaurants in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head are serving FREE LUNCH AND DINNERS to hospitality workers who are currently out of work or have severely lost wages. 100% donation will go directly to Hungry Heart to fund meals and to provide some cash flow back to the restaurants.

Our Mission:

The Lowcountry Strong Foundation has been established in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

The Lowcountry Strong Foundation aims to assist and enrich the lives of Beaufort and Jasper County families, and partner with community members, to help serve those less fortunate. The Foundation’s initial efforts will focus on providing support for programs and services addressing disaster assistance and/or emergency hardship relief for individuals, families and communities within Beaufort and Jasper Counties of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

For more informatin visit LOWCOUNTRYSTRONG.COM