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Regional coordinators ‘Pass the Plate’ to help feed the hungry, homeless in Kershaw County

Posted: June 30, 2011 9:25 a.m.
Updated: July 4, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Lugoff Optimist Club members passed the plate for Food for the Soul at a recent meeting. Members include (from left) Jimmy Jones; Greg Newman; Mitzi Dorton, Pass the Plate Lugoff Regional Coordinator; Terry Dukes; Lugoff Optimist Club President Henry Powers; Larry Patrick; Warren Wood; Food for the Soul Board of Directors Vice-Chair and Pass the Plate Campaign Coordinator Karen Eckford; and Kevin Rhodes.

Food for the Soul has announced the names of regional coordinators for their Pass the Plate fundraising campaign. The campaign is underway and will conclude Aug. 14.

The focus is on “passing the plate” in local civic groups, community organizations, businesses, and churches around the county to collect finds to support the Camden-based ministry that provides meals to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County.

Regional coordinators for Pass the Plate are:
Lugoff: Rev. Marion Bennett, Mitzi Dorton
Elgin: Bill Tafel
Bethune: TBA
Charlotte-Thompson/Boykin: Heather Hoopes Matthews
Doby’s Mill: Lynn Wright
Camden: Kim Gill, Karen Eckford, Tina Lockhart

The regional coordinators will assist Karen Eckford, Campaign Coordinator and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Food for the Soul. The charitable organization is looking for coordinators for Bethune and other areas of the county; contact Eckford at 713-1106 to volunteer or for more information.

About Food for the Soul

Food for the Soul is a faith-based non-profit community organization which originated through the generosity of two Camden residents who left portions of their estates to help the county’s poor and needy. The organization’s mission is to serve as a Christ-like ministry to meet the basic needs of the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County. For further information or to volunteer or make a donation, visit the Food for the Soul Center, open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or contact facility director Fred Ogburn at 432-4771. Visit the organization online at or on Facebook.


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