Special Ops Events & US Foods Commits to Feeding 1,000 Lowcountry Residents

Press Release

Special Ops Events, in conjunction with their sister companies Top Shelf Catering and the Bacon Station, are teaming up with US Foods (one of the nation’s largest food distributors) to feed 1,000 people in need on Thursday, April 9th from 11 am until a time to be determined. This event will occur in the parking lot of the Bacon Station, located at 454 Shipping Lane in Mount Pleasant.

This initiative is designed to feed 1,000 Lowcountry residents a warm meal who have sustained a financial hardship from the COVID-19 economic impact on the Charleston community. All guests will be directed to remain in their vehicle and drive through the service bays located in the Bacon Station’s parking lot to pick up their choice of pulled pork or smoked chicken, with two sides and a roll.

Volunteers will follow the CDC and WHO guidelines, wearing PPE and remaining a safe distance from all guests and other volunteers. Guests will be allowed to pick up their meal as well as a meal for each of their family members through this drive through service who are Sheltering-in-Place service.

“It all still seems so surreal," Robert M. Patterson, owner and operator of Special Ops Events said. "One day our community is thriving and the next day, we’re almost completely shut down. Thousands have already lost their jobs or have been furloughed, and some are struggling with where their next meal is going to come from. If we can provide the members of our community a great meal, a sense of community, and a fraction of hope, then that’s a good day’s work.”

About Special Ops Events

Special Ops Events is a comprehensive event management company that specializes in full service catering, vending, event operations and logistic services. It is owned and operated by Robert M. Patterson, a United States Marine Corps veteran, who has over 20 years of service in the hospitality industry. His company is based in Charleston and encompasses multiple brands including Top Shelf Catering & Beverage Company and the Bacon Station.

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