I’ve just finished reading Angel Postell’s op ed in the Charleston City Paper,
urging nonprofits to ease up on the amount of freebies they ask of our local restaurant community, and immediately felt compelled to contribute. First of all, she’s right. The sheer amount that’s being asked of local restaurants is absurd, yes. In my own past experience as a marketer for a restaurant chain whose roots are here in the Lowcountry, I was hit up for donations daily, sometimes multiple times a day, and that doesn’t include those who walked into our restaurants and asked staff onsite.