Harvest Hope Welcomes New Director of Human Resources

Harvest Hope Welcomes New Director of Human Resources;
South Carolina Native LaKia Chisolm-Petties Joins Leadership Team

Columbia, S.C. (October 23, 2018) – Harvest Hope Food Bank, which serves 20 counties in South Carolina, announces the addition of LaKia Chisolm-Petties to the food bank’s leadership team. Chisolm-Petties is serving as Director of Human Resources over Harvest Hope’s locations in the Midlands, the Upstate and the Pee Dee.

“We are fortunate to have someone with LaKia’s experience on board at Harvest Hope,” said Keith Ferrell, Harvest Hope interim-CEO. “LaKia understands a supply chain business, and in delivering nearly 30 million meals a year across 20 counties, we are essentially running a growing logistics-intensive, customer-focused organization.”

Chisolm-Petties comes to Harvest Hope from DHL Supply Chain where she oversaw human resources activities for multiple sites and provided strategic advice to support business growth and employee engagement. Chisolm-Petties has also served Boston Gear, Lowe’s, Cargill and recruiting companies. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University.

“I am excited to join this passionate group of people,” said Chisolm-Petties. “The Harvest Hope team focuses each day on serving people in need with both excellence and compassion.”

Most recently Harvest Hope Food Bank has served as South Carolina’s lead food bank in the Palmetto State during Hurricane Florence. The Harvest Hope team coordinated the delivery of food equal to $1.4 million, to sister foodbanks and partner organizations such as the Salvation Army, as well as directly to people in need. While the storm has left, great needs still exist in areas devastated by flooding in the Pee Dee.

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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 28 million pounds of food last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week. Harvest Hope operates out of locations in Columbia, Florence, Greenville and Cayce, SC. For more information visit harvesthope.org.

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