The Lowcountry community, like every community around the globe, has been affected by COVID-19. In a series of articles, we will be highlighting the amazing people and businesses that have created or enhanced programs to help everyone through this unprecedented time.
In our blog, COVID-19 in the Lowcountry: Organizations Giving Back, we featured the nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing as much stability as possible. In today’s feature, we showcase the local restaurants making it easier than ever to obtain meals while ensuring restaurant employees don’t go hungry either.
Below is a list of restaurants (in alphabetical order) who are offering resources and services during this pandemic. Note that most every eatery is offering to-go curbside pickup (and some offer delivery); this list features businesses going above and beyond!
Bluffton Drive-Thru Market
Located in The Grind Roasters parking lot on Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm, the newly formed “Bluffton Drive-Thru Market” is working to ensure our wonderful farmers market vendors can provide their goods to our community!
Located at 1 Sherington Drive in Sheraton Park, The Grind Roasters will be serving up their delicious coffees and supporting over 15 other vendors like Sprout Mama, Island MicroGreens, and Underground Burrito, to name a few.
There is no charge to participate; please plan for a 30-45 minute line. In addition to purchasing anything from fresh meat to facemasks, drivers can roll down the windows and listen to live music while waiting.
Another beloved Bluffton coffee shop is working to keep you caffeinated while supporting the community. Corner Perk, located in Old Town, created the Perk Family Fund Foundation to support restaurant workers through this time. For a $100 donation, coffee-enthusiasts will enjoy:
A $20 gift card
20% off all food through June 30
A red coffee mug
A bag of Birthday Blend coffee
FISH Casual Coastal Seafood
FISH Casual Coastal Seafood has partnered with “Operation BBQ Relief”, a Missouri company formed following a 2011 tornado that devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri. Together, they are supplying FREE meals to anyone in need.
At first, they began serving via a drive-up operation in front of FISH in Coligny Plaza, but have recently expanded to Bluffton.
On HHI, free meals are available starting at 4 PM every day. In Bluffton, free meal pick up starts at 4:30 PM at The Enclave, an apartment subdivision off of Bluffton Parkway.
There is a limit of four meals per car. This program is open to all! Keep up with the daily offerings on the FISH Facebook Page.
Sea Pines Resort
The Sea Pines Resort has created a special package of discounts to raise funds for employees impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
For $250, the package includes:
$100 gift card
20% off food purchases for up to four guests at all Sea Pines Resort-owned restaurants
20% Retail purchases at all Sea Pines Resort-owned retail outlets.
20% off golf, tennis, bike rentals and recreation activities on a space-available basis
20% off rates at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town based on availability.
Discounts are valid through March 31, 2021.
$125 of your purchase goes to their affected employees and $50 to the Heritage Classic Foundation. Did you know The RBC Heritage raises $3 million dollars annually for local charities? This package ensures the Heritage Classic Foundation can continue supporting many wonderful causes in the Lowcountry.
SERG Restaurant Group
SERG Restaurant Group immediately stepped up to the plate when COVID-19 hit the Lowcountry. They quickly announced the Community Strong VIP Package offering discounts to their many delicious eateries while supporting out-of-work restaurant employees.
For $250, VIP Package holders can enjoy:
25% off all restaurant food purchases
10% off the SERG take-out kitchen
25% off all gifts and merchandise
$100 gift card valid at any SERG location.
It is no surprise that the Lowcountry is banding together during this time of need. There are so many worthy organizations; this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, here are five fantastic ways to show support:
Check out the Bluffton Drive-Thru Market on Saturdays from 10 AM - 2 PM.
Stop by Corner Perk (with your mask on!) and donate to the Perk Family Fund.
Enjoy FREE meals every day in Hilton Head and Bluffton, care of FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, and Operation BBQ Relief.
Treat yourself to the best from Sea Pines Resort at deep discounts by purchasing their Sea Pines Cares package.
Be a VIP with SERG Restaurant Group to support local restaurant employees, Bluffton Self Help AND Deep Well Project when you purchase their VIP Community Package.
Have you participated in or purchased from any of these programs?
Tell us about your experience in the comments!