• Food From the Heart 2016

    April 06, 2016


    The 8th Annual “Food from the Heart” food drive is being held this Saturday, April 9th.  Dozens of grocery stores in Richland and Lexington Counties will be taking part in the event, collecting donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank.  This local mission food drive organized and worked by over 700 volunteers from Shandon Baptist and Northside Baptist Churches.  Members position themselves on the outside of stores to offer shoppers the opportunity to take a red “Food from The Heart” grocery bag and participate by purchasing as few or as many products off a list of suggested items.  Suggested items include canned goods, rice, beans, diapers, baby food and other items.

    From there, they will be taken out to local food pantries and soup kitchens.  Last year the food drive collected more than 150,000 pounds of food.

    Here is a list of locations:


    Aldi – 6074 St. Andrews Road
    Bi-Lo – 3315-B Broad River Road
    Bi-Lo – 7830 Garners Ferry Road
    Bi-Lo – 9003 Two Notch Road
    Bi-Lo – 2230 Decker Boulevard
    Bi-Lo – 4464 Devine Street
    Bi-Lo – 3900-B North Main Street
    Bi-Lo – 120 Forum Drive
    Bi-Lo – 4711-1 Forest Drive
    Bi-Lo – 6021 St. Andrews Road
    Food Lion – 7241 Broad River Road
    Food Lion – 1013 Broad River Road
    Kroger – 10136 Two Notch Road
    Kroger – 3403 Forest Drive
    Piggly Wiggly – 4033 West Beltline Boulevard
    Piggly Wiggly – 3818 Devine Street
    Sam’s – 5426 Forest Drive
    Sam’s – 350 Harbison Boulevard
    Walmart – 1326 Bush River Road
    Walmart – 5420 Forest Drive
    Walmart – 7520 Garners Ferry Road


    Food Lion – 1339 Dutch Fork Road


    Bi-Lo – 249 West Columbia Avenue
    IGA – 217 West Columbia Avenue
    Walmart – 115 East Church Road


    IGA – 135 Blythewood Road
    Bi-Lo – 2453 Charleston Highway
    Bi-Lo – 300 Knox Abbott Drive


    Bi-Lo – 1419 Chapin Road
    Bi-Lo – 7949 Broad River Road


    IGA – 185 Main Street


    4760 Augusta Highway

    Kroger – 7467 St. Andrews Road
    Walmart – 1180 Dutch Fork Road


    Bi-Lo – 421 Columbia Avenue
    Bi-Lo – 760 Highway 378
    Food Lion – 744B West Main Street
    Food Lion – 918 North Lake Drive
    Food Lion – 1856 South Lake Drive
    Piggly Wiggly – 1123 South Lake Drive
    Walmart – 5556 Sunset Boulevard
    Walmart – 1780 South Lake Drive


    IGA – 861 Pine Street


    Reid’s – 185 Main Street

    South Congaree:

    Aldi – 2930 Augusta Road
    Bi-Lo – 2916 Emanuel Church Road
    Bi-Lo – 2349 Augusta Road
    Food Lion – 675 Main Street
    Food Lion – 2250 Sunset Boulevard
    Food Lion – 3975 Platt Springs Road
    Walmart – 2401 Augusta Road

  • 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.

  • Eartha Kitt Foundation Raises Money For Harvest Hope

    February 19, 2016

    The Eartha Kitt Foundation, founded by Kitt Shapiro (daughter of the late actress), was created in memory of a legendary local entertainer and to further her commitment to helping those in need.  Noticing the efforts made by Harvest Hope Food Bank in the wake of October’s flood and wanting to find a way to get involved, the Foundation reached out to us.

    On February 1st, they created a crowdrise page in order to raise $10,000 (equal to 50,000 meals) to help us provide essential support for clients in our service areas.

    Eartha Mae Kitt was an American entertainer, born in North, South Carolina.  She remains well-known for her 1967 role as Catwoman in, the third and final season of the television series, Batman.  Orson Welles, a famous American actor, director, writer and producer once called her the "most exciting woman in the world.”

    Many of us, here, at Harvest Hope also remember Eartha singing Santa Baby.  This song brings back so many memories!  Please take a moment to remember Eartha and check out the YouTube video below:

    We would like to extend our heart-felt gratitude to The Eartha Kitt Foundation for your generous support of our mission.  We are really excited about this opportunity to help people in the community and the opportunity to honor and perpetuate the memory of a local legend.