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Liberty Tax Hosting Food Drive Dec 1st to 31stDecember 05, 2016
Liberty Tax Service will be holding a "One Can CAN" Food Drive from December 3rd through 31st. Because ONE Can CAN make a difference for those in need this holiday season. 100% of all donations will go directly to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. Consumers can drop off their canned donations at any of the 25 area Liberty Tax Service locations in the Midlands area. Harvest Hope Food Bank donation boxes will be placed at each store location by December 3rd, and donationas accepted through end of December.
As a Thank You for helping others in our community, anyone that brings in a canned good, receives $50 off their 2016 filing fees at Liberty Tax Service.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Fruit (pop-tops, if available)
Soups Chicken noodle, tomato
Any pop-top cans (tuna, etc)
Peanut Butter Rice
TEGNA Foundation Provides $5,000 for Pack-2-Feed ProgramNovember 18, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received $5,000 from the TEGNA Foundation to provide for the Pack-2Feed program in Richland County. The grant provided by the organizations will be enough for over 10,000 meals for those struggling with hunger.
In Richland County, more than one in six individuals faces food insecurity, and one in four children face hunger on a daily basis. Harvest Hope provides meals for approximately 38,000 individuals a week, and as the holidays approach, the need will only increase. The Pack-2-Feed program provides low and moderate income families with boxes that contain 21 servings of food.
“It surprises people that so many people go hungry even in one of the more well of counties in the state,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “Grants like this are critical to helping families who are in crises gain some stability and to ensure that children don’t go to sleep hungry.”
Richland County Provides Harvest Hope with $7,600 for Emergency Food Pantry InitiativesNovember 18, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received $7,628 from Richland County to assist in running Harvest Hope’s Emergency Food Pantry (EFP). The grant will provide food for the pantry and a limited number of bus passes to assist those with limited transportation options in getting to the EFP.
Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with nearly 800,000 people facing food insecurity. In Richland County alone, almost 57,000 adults and 17,000 children struggle with hunger. Those numbers represent nearly 20% of the population.
“Richland County has so many wonderful aspects many people are surprised at the levels of hunger,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “With this grant we’ll be able to make life a little easier on those who are having the hardest time.”