South Carolina self-storage operator Plantation Storage is hosting a food drive in October at its Bluffton facility to benefit Bluffton Self Help, a nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing and short-term financial assistance to community members. Donations of nonperishable canned or boxed food can be dropped off at the property at 1110 Fording Island Road from Oct. 1 to Oct. 25, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The storage company will post the drive’s progress on its Facebook page.
Bluffton Self Help was founded in 1988 by Bluffton resident Ida Martin. Initially working out of her garage, Martin obtained food and clothing donations from family, friends and local grocers. The charity moved to its current headquarters, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, last November. In addition to its core service, the charity coordinates a variety of service projects, including Thanksgiving dinners to families in need, toys at Christmas, Easter baskets, blankets and coats during the winter, and school supplies at the beginning of each school year.
Plantation Storage has one location in Bluffton, two in Columbia and one in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The company is managed by Southeast Management Co. Property amenities include moving and packing supplies, free use of the facility’s moving truck, and online reservations and account-management capabilities.
- The Beaufort Gazette: Plantation Storage Holding Food Drive in October