Columbia, SC – Harvest Hope Food Bank is pleased to announce a donation of $25,000 for disaster recovery efforts in the Pee Dee region from the David Tepper Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. Tepper is the owner of the Carolina Panthers Football organization.
“We are extremely grateful for this generous donation from the David Tepper Charitable Foundation,” said Harvest Hope Interim CEO Keith Ferrell. “The damage from Hurricane Florence is still being felt around the Carolinas, and this will allow us to continue helping those in need.”
Just days after Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on the Carolinas, the David Tepper Charitable Foundation and Carolina Panthers Charities announced plans to help impacted communities, including $450,000 to regional food banks.
“Many are continuing to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and it hits close to home,” said David Tepper. “Ensuring that members of the community have access to food and other resources is critical to the recovery process and we are proud to support these efforts.”
Since Hurricane Florence preparation began, Harvest Hope has served food, water and supplies worth a value exceeding $4 million.
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About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization serving people in need in 20 counties across South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed more than 22 million pounds of food last year and fed approximately 21,045 people a week. Harvest Hope operates out of locations in Columbia, Florence and Greenville, SC. For more information visit harvesthope.org.