Information Regarding New Agencies During COVID-19

January 7, 2021

Harvest Hope Food Bank aims to serve those facing hunger across 20 counties in South Carolina. As food insecurity rates vary across the Midlands, Upstate and Pee Dee, some regions have more pantries and meal providers than others. Since we do not have an unlimited amount of food, we encourage and prioritize new agencies that will serve currently underserved populations. For some food insecure families, finding a box of food can mean a real challenge when transportation and money for fuel is not readily available. We encourage those inspired to work in hunger relief to check out the pantries and feeding programs that may already be active in your area before taking steps to become an independent partner agency.

Update on Partnership Requests: Due to increased demand on our network of partners, and as good stewards of limited resources, Harvest Hope is not accepting new applications for partnership at this time.

When the application process reopens (please check back February 1, 2021) priority will be given to agencies that meet the following criteria:

  • Food pantry and meal programs that are open to the public, with preference given to programs open at least two times per month
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in program management and oversight
  • Programs targeting underserved areas or populations in Harvest Hope’s 20 county service area, or programs that run innovative feeding programs geared toward connecting at-risk populations with nutritious food
  • Programs committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

If your agency was previously partnered with Harvest Hope Food Bank and your account has been inactivated, you will need to fully reapply once we begin accepting applications again.

We thank you for your understanding.  If you have any additional questions, please reach to Erica Cheeks by email or phone at 803-254-4432 x 1102.