• Food Lion Provides $10,000 for Kid’s Cafes

    November 16, 2016

    Harvest Hope Food Bank received $10,000 from Food Lion and Feeding America to run Kid’s Café programs. The grant provided by the organizations will help fund the program which provides a safe place for children to receive a nutritious meal and to do their homework.

    The Kids Cafe Program provides children ages 6-18 at risk for going hungry a safe haven afterschool.  It provides the students with a nutritional foundation which will enable the children to concentrate on their studies, and provides positive role models in the volunteers who assist them with their homework.  Children will receive a nutritious meal/snack before heading home for the day.  Harvest Hope currently has a total of six (6) Kids Café sites during 2015 -2016 school year.

    "Proving children with a safe place and a warm meal makes a big difference in their lives,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “Many studies have shown that a child’s nutrition is very closely tied to their academic success and we’re excited to be able to partner with Food Lion and Feeding America to help make sure this children have a better future.”

  • Costco and Feeding America Provide $20,000 for Mobile Pantries

    November 16, 2016

    Harvest Hope Food Bank received $20,000 from Feeding America and Costco to provide for the purchase of food for Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) across Harvest Hope’s 20 county territory. The grant provided by the organizations will be enough for over 67,000 meals for those struggling with hunger. 

    Across South Carolina, more than one in six individuals faces food insecurity, and one in four children face hunger on a daily basis. In some counties, one in three children struggle with hunger, meaning that they have missed at least one meal in the last month. Harvest Hope provides meals for approximately 38,000 individuals a week, a number which is only increased during disasters such as Hurricane Matthew.

    “We’re so grateful for this grant which will help us reach out to some of the most vulnerable among us,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “So many parents struggle to feed their children and themselves, it’s a blessing to be able to help those in need and we couldn’t do it without our corporate partners such as Costco.”

  • Duke Energy Provides $26,000 for Mobile Food Pantries

    November 16, 2016

    Harvest Hope Food Bank received $26,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide for Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) in the Pee Dee region. The grant provided by the Duke Energy Foundation will be enough for over 90,000 meals for those facing food insecurity after Hurricane Matthew. 

    Since the hurricane, Harvest Hope has provided more than 1,000,000 meals to those impacted by the storm, and MFPs have been a large part of that effort. “This grant will make a huge difference to those impacted by the storm,” stated Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “To see people who have lost everything get a smile on their face when they know they will have food for their families is a wonderful feeling.”

    Across South Carolina, more than one in six individuals faces food insecurity, and the Pee Dee region has higher rates than the average. In some counties in the area, one in three children struggle with hunger, meaning that they have missed at least one meal in the last month. Even in normal operations, Harvest Hope provides meals for approximately 38,000 individuals a week, a number which is only increased during disasters.