Tastes at Pawleys raises money to help area outreach organizations

PAWLEYS ISLAND — The Tastes at Pawleys committee of Precious Blood of Christ Church distributed the proceeds from its April 27 food festival to four beneficiaries during Masses the weekend of May 31.

The event featured 20 Pawleys Island and Litchfield restaurants and netted $75,000 after expenses, according to a press release from the church. All of the proceeds were returned to community organizations which help feed the hungry or nourish the lives of young and elderly people living on the Waccamaw Neck.

Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen received $30,000, Teach My People was given $20,000, Outreach Farm, $15,000, and Baskervill Outreach, Inc., received $10,000.

Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen was created last year and provides lunch for area residents who need a hot meal. It is open every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Founders Hall on the church campus. Beginning in mid-June, the kitchen also will serve soup and sandwiches on Thursdays.

Teach My People is a nonprofit organization that teaches children, youth and families in the Waccamaw Neck area to overcome academic, economic and social challenges through the delivery of Christ-centered programs and services. It was founded in 1999.

The donation from Tastes at Pawleys will help the organization expand its after-school program to include high-school aged children.

Outreach Farm’s mission is to raise beef cattle and provide high quality, protein-enriched beef and produce at no cost to nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry. The farm provides to outreaches such as Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen, Friendship Place, Teach My People, Tara Hall and other nonprofit groups in Georgetown and Horry counties.

The nonprofit Baskervill Outreach, Inc., oversees St. Elizabeth Place apartments, an independent living community that provides housing for low-income persons aged 62 and older, and the Adult Programs and Services, an adult day care program.

Tastes at Pawleys will help provide quality snacks and meals for the participants of the day care program and enrichment programs for the residents of St. Elizabeth Place.

For more information and photos from the event, visit www.tastesatpawleys.org.