Harvest Hope Food Bank turns to community for plastic bag donations

January 15, 2020

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) Harvest Hope Food Bank is asking for donations from the public in the form of plastic bags in an attempt to restock after a record holiday season. 

The food bank uses the bags to sort and bag items that they then distribute through its emergency food pantry. They go through about 4,000 plastic bags a day. 

“Most places you shop, you receive a plastic grocery bag,” says Wendy Broderick, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “We want to take these bags and reuse them to help fight hunger in the Upstate.”

The non-profit serves people in need in 20 counties throughout the state of South Carolina. Each year, more than 32.7 million pounds of food is distributed, feeding more than 31,000 people a week. 

Those interested in donating their used grocery bags can do so in the lobby of Harvest Hope’s Upstate Branch located at 2818 White Horse Road in Greenville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

For more information on the non-profit, visit their website.