Magnolia Food Drive Promotion Returns for Holiday Season

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is again offering discounted admission to visitors who contribute non-perishable food to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

Between now and Dec. 31, donors are eligible for a “buy one, get one free” deal on garden tickets.

The site is attempting to collect more than 2,000 pounds of food, bettering last year’s tally.

“No one should be without in a city voted the best tourist destination in the country,” executive director Tom Johnson is quoted as saying in a release.

Visitors are specifically requested to bring healthy food, such as dried beans and lentils; whole wheat and whole grain products; low-sugar fruit; low-salt vegetables; peanut butter and canned fish in water. For further guidelines, visit

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