“Serving those in Need”
A family patriarch, the late Reverend Dr. Robert Wright Spears was a United Methodist Church Minister and President of Columbia College who, during his storied career, devoted his considerable efforts and influence to serving and improving the lives of those in need. The work of The Living Wright Foundation is a loving tribute to him and a continuation of his efforts.
The Living Wright Foundation is recognized by the state of South Carolina as a non-profit (501(c)(3) application pending), affiliate of Dupre Catering, a family enterprise founded by Dupre Percival, CEO, and co-managed as COO by his son, Robert Wright Percival. Dupre Catering has served the catering needs of South Carolinians with impeccable taste, style and grace for over thirty years.
Dupre Catering has provided as many as 1,000 after school meals per day for hungry children, in cooperation with multiple non-profit organizations.
Food insecurity in South Carolina was a problem affecting more than one in eight adults and one in six children before the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem has increased over the past few months and appears to be growing.
Our challenge is to identify those most in need and how to best serve them, utilizing the capability and resources we have, or can gather, through The Living Wright Foundation.
How We Can Help
The Living Wright Foundation is established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity which can purchase at cost from Dupre Catering prepared packaged meals or receive and distribute donated foods from contributing suppliers. We also seek to work with organizations that might have funding but lack the meal production capability that we can provide.
We are initially identifying groups in Richland and Lexington counties that can benefit from our services.
How You Can Help
Help us identify groups in need in our geographical area that could benefit from our services and who have a credible established central organization that can receive and further distribute meals and donated foods that The Living Wright Foundation provides.
Whether an individual, a corporate donor or a non-profit organization capable of funding a cooperative effort, your financial contribution to The Living Wright Foundation is needed to make this effort successful.
302 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201