Food boxes will be distributed from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 23 | Photo provided

GrowFood Carolina is partnering with the Humanities Foundation to distribute 500 local food boxes to James Island on Nov. 23. The boxes will be filled with items like sweet potatoes, greens, carrots, hard squash, onions and more, GrowFood Carolina general manager Anthony Mirisciotta said. 

“The idea for this Thanksgiving distribution came to me while standing in one of our coolers that was filled with beautiful hard squash and potatoes,” he said. “The bounty of the local harvest season moved me to wanting to share all of this delightful food with our communities that otherwise do not always have access to fresh food.” 

The Humanities Foundation will be providing a protein that will go in the boxes, director of community and resident relations Lamar Mowatt said. 

“Since the start of COVID-19, the Humanities Foundation has been strategically coordinating and hosting drive-thru curbside food distributions throughout South Carolina in order to support low income families and seniors in need,” he said. “GrowFood Carolina has been a key partner for us in providing fresh, healthy and locally grown produce, so when Anthony reached out about feeding families for Thanksgiving, my heart was overjoyed.” 

Boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 1110 Camp Road on James Island. Those picking up a box are asked to wear face coverings and remain in their cars to promote social distancing.