Harvest Hope Launches It’s Scary to be Hungry Food Drive

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 5, 2021) – In the spirit of Halloween, Harvest Hope Food Bank is kicking off a “It’s Scary to be Hungry” food drive in hopes of raising awareness and collecting donations to help feed children facing hunger in the Midlands.

During the month of October, community members are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items such as microwavable pop-top Chef Boyardee, Easy Mac cups, Ramen noodle cups, Rice-A-Roni cups, individual oatmeal and grits packets, fruit cups and granola bars to help Harvest Hope feed children in need.

“Our youth have big dreams, but they can’t change the world if they’re hungry,” says Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO. “They need us, and fighting hunger is not something that Harvest Hope or any food bank can do alone.”

Community members looking to donate nonperishable food items can drop off donations at the locations listed below. A full list can be found here.

• Harvest Hope, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia
• Mattress Firm, 368-A Harbison Blvd., Columbia
• Mattress Firm, 3300 Forest Drive, Columbia
• Mattress Firm, 8504 Two Notch Rd., Columbia
• Mattress Firm, 4732 Devine St., Columbia
• Mattress Firm, 5416-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
• Mattress Firm, 5449-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
• 803 Realty, 5599 Sunset Blvd., Lexington

Donations can also be made through Harvest Hope’s Amazon Wishlist (https://amzn.to/3a7lUvA) and online at https://give.harvesthope.org/ge/scary. For a donation of $15, you can provide weekend meals for three children in need.

If your organization or business would like to host a “It’s Scary to be Hungry” food drive or be a collection point, please contact Harvest Hope at 803-254-4432 x 1125 or email fooddrives@harvesthope.org.
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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 22 million meals to neighbors in need across their service area.


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