Harvest Hope Food Bank invites local communities to join them during the month of April and take action to raise awareness of people facing hunger across South Carolina through their Spring into Action campaign.
In South Carolina alone, almost 11 percent of residents struggle to put adequate food on their tables. Everyone deserves enough to eat – and with help from community members, Harvest Hope can get food into the hands of those who need it the most.
“Since April is National Volunteer Month, we want the community to know that there are a number of ways anyone can help those facing hunger,” says Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO. “As the weather is warming up and many are enjoying spring activities, this is a great time for individuals, families, friends, colleagues, or organizations to come together and take action for your neighbors who need a helping hand.”
Harvest Hope encourages people across the Midlands to get involved this Spring by:
• Signing up to volunteer at one of Harvest Hope’s branches.
• Donating financially to help purchase food and keep trucks on the road.
• Hosting a food drive or donating most needed items to help keep shelves stocked.
Items most needed at the food bank are: boxed single serving breakfast items (oatmeal, granola bars, grits), cereal, canned beans, canned chicken or tuna, canned fruits, canned vegetables, 1 lb. boxes of pasta, peanut butter, 1 lb. bags of dried beans, ramen noodles, and single serve pop-top canned meals (like Chef Boyardee, mac and cheese, or beef stew).
Learn more about how you can take action this month by visiting harvesthope.org/get-involved.
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About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope is building a hunger-free tomorrow in 20 counties across South Carolina. Rescuing food from stores that is at risk of being discarded, as well as sourcing food from the community and producers, they distribute it to local food pantries and through multiple feeding programs. These programs provide food for some of SC’s most vulnerable citizens – children, seniors, and rural residents who don’t have access to reliable transportation to grocery stores. Annually, Harvest Hope provides over 20 million meals to neighbors in need across their service area. Learn more at harvesthope.org.
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