FLAG Charleston is a front line appreciation group dedicated to supporting local restaurants in Charleston, SC, while fueling our workers that are out on the front line everyday at our local hospitals, express care centers and mobile testing locations.
Our group was inspired by the original FLAG group founded by NJ moms, Liz Bernich and Gina McGuire.
As the COVID-19 crisis grew, there became an urgent need for a presence in Charleston.
On April 4, 2020 FLAG Charleston was formed as a grassroots effort.
Our mission has been simple. Raise funds through donations, typically $10-$20. The funds are used to purchase meals through our local restaurant partners which are distributed to the front line workers.
Not only have we been able to fuel those brave workers that walk out their front door everyday, but we have been able to put over $24,000.00 back into the pockets of our local restaurants that have been impacted by and are suffering due to this world crisis.
It is a win-win-win for the community, restaurants and our healthcare workers!
We are currently not accepting cash donations at this time, but will be happy to coordinate a meal delivery or tokens of appreciation on your behalf.
We have a team of dedicated volunteers who have combined efforts to make sure that we can support as many local restaurants and fuel as many front line heroes as possible.
Dr. John "Jeff" Rink
Jeff and Nancy Weiner
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We would love for you to join the movement.
We have partnered with the following restaurants to provide meals for our front line heroes:
Burton's Grill & Bar of Mt. Pleasant
Sweet T's Island Kitchen
Wild Wing Cafe
Panera of West Ashley
Jason's Deli of West Ashley
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Willie Jewell's BBQ
Music Man BBQ
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Cuban Gypsy Pantry
Paolo's Gelato & Gourmet
Healthy Meals Charleston
If you would like to be added to our rotation, please contact us for details.
We have partnered with MUSC Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Trident Health System, Fetter Healthcare and Coastal Pediatric Associates to provide meals at the following locations:
West Ashley COVID-19 Testing Site
MUSC Children's Pediatric ER
Roper Hospital - Calhoun Street
Roper - St. Francis Hospital
Roper - Northwoods ER
Roper - Transitions COVID-19 Testing Site
Roper - St. Francis Berkeley Hospital
Moncks Corner Medical Plaza
University Express Care
Roper Hospital - Diagnostics
Roper- Mt. Pleasant
Summerville Hospital ER
Mobile COVID-19 Testing Sites
Coastal Pediatric Associates
If you would like to be a participating medical partner, please contact us.
FLAG Fuel Boxes are little boxed treats (decorated with notes of appreciation and encouragement on the outside) that we deliver to our police, fire, EMS, pharmacy, grocery store workers, nursing home staff, etc. Inside the fuel boxes are things like mini waters, pretzels, chocolate, mints, etc.
If you would like to participate, contact Lisa Geoffroy at 843-260-3101 for more information.
These boxes are NOT funded by FLAG Charleston, but enable us to show some appreciation to other important front line members that deserve gratitude, uplifting and appreciation! Thank you!
We have partnered with Summerville Neighbors to provide an opportunity for you to purchase a FLAG Charleston t-shirt while supporting our cause! $10 of each purchase goes right back into our fund, which will enable us to fuel more front line heroes. Order your shirt today!
As of 9/22/2021
$24,104.46 IN DONATIONS
$24,096.00 PAID TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS
3,254 MEALS PROVIDED
We at FLAG Charleston are so grateful for your membership and support . It is because of your donations that we are able to continue our mission to fuel as many front line heroes as we can. Please spread the word about FLAG Charleston to help grow our membership and increase donations!
Check out FLAG Charleston in the news. Together we can make a difference!