SCDVA partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank and Midlands Businesses to host Thanksgiving Food Drive for Veterans and Families

November 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs (SCDVA) is teaming up with Harvest Hope Food Bank to host a food drive dedicated to feeding Veterans and their families in the Midlands for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The food drive will be held starting on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th and run through Friday, November 18th. A news conference and drop-off event will be held at Harvest Hope Food Bank at 2220 Shop Road in Columbia on Monday, November 21st at 11 a.m.

Harvest Hope is seeking shelf-stable, non-perishable food items. See a list of most-needed items here. Several Midlands businesses have agreed to serve as convenient community donation drop off locations:

South Carolina Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs
1800 St. Julian Place, Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29204
Ace Glass
5506 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
USC Dept. of Veterans & Military Affairs
901 Sumter Street, Suite 105
Columbia, SC 29208
Simpson Hardware
40 W. Wesmark Blvd.
Sumter, SC 29150
Craft Axe Throwing
700 Gervais Street, Suite B2
Columbia, SC 29201
American Legion Headquarters
103 Legion Plaza Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Media teams are invited to donation/drop-off press event happening on Monday, November 21st at 11 a.m. at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Event flyer is attached in email along with this news release.

Harvest Hope Food Bank joined SCDVA’s South Carolina Veteran Coalition earlier this year to raise awareness and provide resources to reduce food insecurities among Veterans in the Midlands. Learn more about the South Carolina Veteran Coalition.