Harvest Hope is Asking the Community to Take a Bite Out of Hunger

July 18, 2022

Harvest Hope Food Bank invites local communities to join them July 18-31 during their annual “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” campaign. To celebrate Shark Week, neighbors can take action and donate to Harvest Hope in support of people facing hunger across South Carolina.

In South Carolina alone, almost 11 percent of residents struggle to put adequate food on their tables. Everyone deserves enough to eat – and with help from community members, Harvest Hope can get food into the hands of those who need it the most. 

“As summer is in full swing, and many are getting ready for one of the most exciting weeks on television, we want to encourage our community members to share that excitement with those less fortunate by donating a meal full of protein like tuna or chicken,” says Erinn Rowe, Harvest Hope CEO. “We’ve recently seen a drop in both donations and food drives, and this is a fun opportunity for individuals, families, friends, colleagues, or organizations to come together and take action for your neighbors who need a helping hand.”

Harvest Hope encourages people across the Midlands to Take a Bite Out of Hunger by donating canned or pouched meat proteins such as tuna or chicken. 

You can also get involved with the Harvest Hope by:

  • Donating financially to help purchase food and keep trucks on the road.
  • Shopping our Amazon Wishlist.
  • Signing up to volunteer at one of Harvest Hope’s branches.

Learn more about how you can get involved by visiting

Donations can be dropped off at the locations listed below: 


  • Harvest Hope, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 368-A Harbison Blvd., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 8504 Two Notch Rd., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 4732 Devine St., Columbia
  • Mattress Firm, 5416-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
  • Mattress Firm, 5449-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
  • 803 Realty, 5599 Sunset Blvd., Lexington


  • Harvest Hope, 2513 West Lucas Street, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 2580 David McLeod Blvd, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 2100 West Evans Street, Florence
  • Mattress Firm, 1280-1 Broad Street, Sumter


  • Harvest Hope, 2818 White Horse Road, Greenville
  • Greenville Triumph Soccer Club, 22 South Main Street, Greenville
  • AllState Insurance (Ashley Harper), 1004 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville
  • AllState Insurance (Shannon Harvey), 16 Berryblue Court, Simpsonville
  • Fairway Subaru, 2209 Laurens Road, Greenville