- Select a Category:
Red Nose Day Fund Provides $11,000 for Child Hunger InitiativesNovember 16, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received $10,989 from the Red Nose Day Fund to provide for a variety of child hunger initiatives. The grant will fund programs such as Kids’ Cafes, BackPack programs, and School Pantry programs.
Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In Harvest Hope’s 20 county territory, over 100,000 children face hunger on a daily basis, with child hunger rates as high as 32% in some areas. The grant is enough to provide as many as 50,000 meals to hungry children.
“Food is a basic necessity for helping a child grow up happy and healthy,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “With these funds from the Red Nose Day Fund, we’ll be able to provide thousands of meals to children and put a smile on their faces.”
Publix Provides Harvest Hope with $100,000 for Technology UpgradesNovember 16, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received a $100,000 grant from Publix Charities to allow for upgrades to the food bank’s technology infrastructure. The grant will provide funding to assist in an upgrade of their warehouse inventory system and to their donor relations software.
Last year, Harvest Hope provided more than 27.4 million meals to the hungry across the food bank’s 20 county territory. The food bank sees more than 38,000 people in an average week. After the flooding of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Harvest Hope provided millions of meals to assist those who had been impacted by the disasters.
“We move millions of pounds of product through our warehouses each year to help the needy,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “This grant is a blessing in that it will ensure that we are maximizing our resources to allow us to provide as much help to our community as possible.”
Publix Provides $50,000 for Child Feeding ProgramsNovember 16, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received $50,000 from the Publix Super Markets Charities to assist in child feeding programs. The grant provided by the organization will help fund programs which assist in feeding the more than 100,000 children across Harvest Hope’s 20 counties who struggle with hunger.
Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In the 20 counties which Harvest Hope covers, child hunger rates are as high as 32% in some counties, with no county having a rate lower than 19%.
“Children are the most vulnerable among us when it comes to hunger,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “With so many families unable to consistently provide for their children, we’ve heard stories of children having sugar water as their dinner. This grant will make a huge difference in proving meals for those most in need.”