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Social Justice Research Initiative

Community Partners and Sponsors

The SJRI links community-based organizations with university students, faculty, and staff who can assist the organizations with programmatic and research needs.  Collaborative projects are mutually beneficial to the community and university. 

The SJRI recently held a food drive for the Lowcountry Food Bank before the Thankgiving Holiday. Below is a message of thanks from our community partner.

On behalf of the Lowcountry Food Bank staff, governing board and our patrons, I thank you CCU Social Justice Research Initiation for acting upon your concern for our hungry neighbors through your recent donation of  103 pounds.


You have helped the food bank supply 86 meals to our neighbors in need throughout the 10 coastal counties of SC. You have given breakfast to a hungry child, helped working parents who struggle simply to put food on the table, or provided a healthy meal for a home-bound senior.  All depend upon the Lowcountry Food Bank and its network of more than 300 partner organizations.


I truly appreciate that you have chosen to give to the Lowcountry Food Bank.  More than 95% of every dollar that the Food Bank receives provides food for the men, women and children who cannot afford to buy food themselves.


Please know that the contribution made will bring healing, renewal, hope and life to the hungry children, families and the elderly throughout the Lowcountry. If you would like to visit our facility please contact us at (843) 747-8146 ext 111or kmcmanus@lcfbank.org.




Karen McManus
Food Resource Manager

2864 Azalea Dr., Charleston, SC 29405
843.747.8146 ext. 108 | 843.747.8147 f | 843.475.0625 c

“There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures.”

-bell hooks

Principal Investigator

Deborah Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology

227 Brittain Hall
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054