My only desire was to serve those who hunger for food, water, and a renewed spirit! Why? Because Hunger Hurts and Hunger pains deny dignity, deplete energy and thus one’s potential. Hunger erodes the family, the community and its stability, impairing the potential of people to achieve independence.
Rev. Dr. Nannette Pierson
Founder & Director
The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, helping families make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need. Established in 2009, the SCFP was formed when one woman decided to address the growing issue of hunger in the children at Sandalwood Terrace on Hilton Head Island.
Our Mission is to nourish the bodies, minds and spirits of all who hunger. We go to the people, live among them, learn from them and love them. We start with what they know and build on what they have, always remembering: The best of leaders, when their task is accomplished and their work done, will hear the people say, “We have done it Ourselves.”
The Pantry is one of nearly 300 agencies, who partner with the Lowcountry Food Bank of South Carolina, where we purchase food when donations run low in order to maintain our goal of providing reliable assistance to the community. Our supplies are at an all time low and our USDA commodities have been severely reduced due to lack of government funding.