GrowFood Carolina Celebrates Birthday With Dining Fundraiser

Charleston diners habitually spend money on local food, but an Oct. 2 fundraiser will allow them to funnel a portion of that money toward a critical link in the local food distribution chain.

To mark the second anniversary of GrowFood Carolina, nearly two dozen restaurants have pledged to donate 5 percent of their daily sales to the food hub. GrowFood Carolina collects produce from 50 farmers in a single warehouse, simplifying the logistics of buying and selling for small farms and restaurants which could easily be overwhelmed by the logistical challenges posed by the ordering process. According to GrowFood, more than 100 restaurants and four retailers now patronize the warehouse.

Restaurants participating in the charitable event are Blu Restaurant. Burwell’s, Cru Café, Glass Onion, Green Door, Hank’s Seafood, Heart Woodfire Kitchen, High Cotton, Hominy, HUSK, Langdon’s, McCrady’s, Mercato, Basico, Opal, Peninsula Grill, Republic Lounge, Slightly North of Broad, Ted’s Butcher Block, The Lot, Tristan, VERDE and Xiao Bao Biscuit. For more information, visit