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Thank You Red Gold!March 21, 2016
After the historic flood in South Carolina, Red Gold sent a tractor trailer full of their products (43,000 lbs) to Harvest Hope Food Bank. This is footage from that donation. Special thanks to all of the employees of Red Gold and Colt Reichart who is a 4th generation owner at Red Gold!
The Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour and its sponsors led by Red Gold Tomatoes teamed up to raise money to purchase food and supplies to help those affected by the flood in South Carolina. Red Gold pledged over $25,000 of canned tomatoes and other Farm Tour sponsors like Bayer, Cabela’s, CMS Nashville, Miller Lite, ATG, Citibank, Bad Boy Buggies and Red Gold's can supplier Ball Corp jumped in to support South Carolina.
All proceeds which were over $105,000 went to Harvest Hope Food Bank located in Columbia, South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed over 2.3 Million Meals which was in addition to their normal distribution.
Remember: Whenever any natural disaster occurs, the foods that are most desired are canned products! Canned foods are fresh…picked and canned within a few hours, without preservatives and they are in one of the safest containers on the planet.
Over The EdgeMarch 17, 2016
"If all of your friends jumped off a building, would you?" Now is your chance to answer the rhetorical question your parents asked you with a defiant, "YES."
On Friday, June 10-11, 2016 Harvest Hope Food Bank will be holding Over the Edge to End Hunger at The Hub in Columbia and you're invited. Fundraisers that raise $1,000 or more will earn a spot to rappel down the 2nd tallest building in Columbia to help feed hungry people in South Carolina.
Are you interested in feeding hungry people in your community? Sign up today. Check out tips for getting donations here. If rappelling down a 21-story building isn’t your thing, that’s okay. You can sponsor other rappellers here.
View the full website: https://www.harvesthopeovertheedge.com/
Look forward to seeing you there!
This is the view of The Hub looking up from the street.
How Renee Started VolunteeringMarch 10, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Renee Collins. Renee is one of Harvest Hope Food Bank’s awesome volunteers! Renee was able to take a short break from her volunteer work to chat.
When asked why she likes volunteering at Harvest Hope, she replied, “I see results, instantly...Here, you see the faces and you know that you are helping somebody ‘right now’ and it’s personal.” She added, “I loved it and just kept coming back."
Renee and her autistic son started volunteering at Harvest Hope in 2012. “I wanted to give him a place where he could volunteer during the summer and on the days that he doesn’t have school,” said Renee. She also mentioned that another reason she decided to volunteer was to give her son the unique opportunity to develop work skills that would help him in the future.
Volunteering at Harvest Hope is a great opportunity for young people to see how others experience the world and opens their eyes to something new. It was great hearing about the reasons why Renee and her son give their time to the community through our organization. Thanks for sharing with us, Renee!
If you know of anyone else with an interesting story to tell, like Renee’s, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.