Caring for Others…Above & Beyond
At this time of year, with cooler days and thoughts of the joyous holiday season upon us, it’s important to take a moment and focus on those less fortunate, whose thoughts center on making ends meet, keeping warm and providing enough food to feed their families.
Every month The Bedminster Group donates a portion of our proceeds to an animal shelter in need, but this November we’re donating to the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry for their Holiday Charity Effort which provides food for the pets of the people Sandalwood serves.
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit 501©(3) organization helping families make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need.
Rev. Dr. Nannette Pierson founded Sandalwood four years ago out of her own pocket after witnessing the hunger children face here in our Hilton Head Island and Bluffton neighborhoods. What began as a “humble service to five families in the Sandalwood Terrace apartment complex” has grown to over 500 families. The Pantry is open twice weekly (Tuesday & Friday) to those in need throughout Beaufort County at their permanent facility located at 8 Hunter Road on Hilton Head Island.
Sandalwood’s mission is to nourish the bodies, minds and spirits of all who hunger. The most at risk populations are seniors, low income families, those with disabilities and the homeless. People receive more than food upon arrival at Sandalwood. Aside from monthly blood pressure checks from a retired family nurse practitioner, they are exposed to a community of volunteers who treat them with love and respect.
Sandalwood Pantry is one of 289 agencies who partner with the Lowcountry Food Bank of South Carolina where they purchase food when donations are low; a situation they currently face.
Please visit the Sandalwood website at www.sandalwoodfoodpantry.com, see who the friends of the Sandalwood Pantry are and learn more about what they do.
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
8 Hunter Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928