[image-1]Thanksgiving is just T-minus a month away and we all know what that means — time to get the kitchen prepped. Luckily, The Coastal Cupboard Charity Knife Sharpening Event is Thurs. Oct. 31 through Sun. Nov. 2. What’s better than having professionally sharpened knives before the big meal? Knowing that all of the money you spent on sharpening those blades towards a good cause.

For just $1 a knife, you can bring in your carving, slicing, bread, and pairing knives to be professionally sharpened. Each dollar raised goes towards feeding families in need on Thanksgiving.

“Every single person has a knife in their drawer that needs to be sharpened,” says Pam Hartley, co-founder of the Charleston Basket Brigade. “It is an opportunity for the community to become a part of feeding families.” The Coastal Cupboard event will also feature knife skill demonstrations, food tastings, and deals on cutlery sets and knife gadgets. There will be a charity raffle with culinary-related prizes. If you come by on Friday Oct. 31, you’ll be able to sample Jimmy Hagood’s specialty sauces and meat rubs that will be grilled on the Big Green Egg outside. On Saturday and Sunday, the cookouts will feature Doc Crombie’s BBQ sauces.

Every dollar raised for the knife sharpening as well as portions of the proceeds collected from Jimmy Hagood’s and Doc Crombie’s products will benefit the Charleston Basket Brigade. This local charity’s mission is to raise $100,000 in order to feed 3,300 local families on Thanksgiving. “The Basket Brigade is a total community fundraiser that helps feed around 20,000 people on Thanksgiving,” says Hartley. “The event raises between $4,000-$6000. If $30 feeds a whole family on Thanksgiving, think about how many families will benefit from this event.”

The meal donated to the families in need consists of a large turkey, stuffing, potatoes, fresh rolls, butter, gravy, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, and a pumpkin pie. Each basket will be delivered to the family in need along with an anonymous letter that reads “This comes to you from someone who cares about you. All we ask is that you take care of yourself well enough to be able to do this for someone else one day.” 

Coastal Cupboard’s Charity Knife Sharpening Event takes place Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during store hours. For more information, visit thecoastalcupboard.com.


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