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 re… read more

Students, law enforcement pack food for hungry at Hudson’s Heroes event

January 13, 2020

From Cola Daily:  Hundreds of local high school students gave up a chance to sleep late or relax after a long week and spent their Saturday morning helping others. Representing 20 area schools and joined by faculty members and school resource officers from several law enforcement agencies, the students took part in the third annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event, packing 4,000 boxes of food for community members in need in conjunction with this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring Jim Hudson … read more

Georgia Pacific donates 10,000 meals to Harvest Hope Food Bank

January 6, 2020

To celebrate the season of giving, Georgia Pacific is donating 10,000 meals to Harvest Hope to help feed families in the Pee Dee this holiday season. This donation is hoping to help feed some of the 89,560 individuals facing hunger around the Pee Dee. “We are always so grateful for the support of our community partners like Georgia Pacific,” said Wendy Broderick, Harvest Hope CEO. “This generous donation is going to provide hope around the table to so many this holiday season.” The holidays are… read more

DuPont retirees continue to support local charities

January 6, 2020

FLORENCE, S.C. (SC Now) — The Florence DuPont Retirees Club, which has never missed a meeting since it formed in 1982, gathered on Dec. 16 for its ninth annual check presentation and divided $3,200 among four local charities. Lighthouse Ministries, Harvest Hope Food Bank, House of Hope of the Pee Dee and Mercy Medicine Free Clinic received $800 each. “We do not have any events or drives to solicit contributions for our charity effort during the year, but we rely on our retirees reaching into th… read more

Local food pantries asking for donations after the holiday season

January 6, 2020

(WSPA) – Across the Upstate food banks and pantries have put out the call for food donations. In Greenville, Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Emergency Food Pantry has several bare shelves. The Upstate Branch Development Specialist, Autumn Shearin said the bare shelves are an unfortunate normal. “A lot of times right after Christmas, we’re going to need more to be able to give to the community on a daily basis,” Shearin said. She noted on average the bank feeds close to 200 families daily during the ho… read more

Lifetime Hearing to celebrate 20th anniversary with charity gifts

January 6, 2020

FLORENCE, S.C. (SC Now) — Six local charities will be the beneficiaries of Lifetime Hearing of Florence’s generosity during 2020. Lifetime Hearing in Florence will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020, and during a recent Christmas luncheon at Victors, owner Lesley Kirby announced to her team the plan for raising funds and donating them to charities. Kirby said she asked her team members for a list of their favorite charities. The recipients will be Harvest Hope Food Bank, McArn Food Ban… read more

Bi-Lo and Harvest Hope Food Bank tackle hunger with large food giveaway

January 6, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – On Monday afternoon, Harvest Hope Food Bank had more than 20,000 pounds of food to give away, all donated by BI-LO. The groceries were all given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. The giveaway ran from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. It was open and free to the public. Those who wanted groceries just had to show a valid form of id. Before the actual giveaway, a large group of BI-LO employees stuffed tote bags full of box and canned goods with holiday foo… read more

Christmas and End of the Year Closings

December 13, 2019

We will be closed December 24, 25 and 26 in honor of Christmas.We will also be closed December 31 and January 1 in honor of New Years Day.  read more

Heathwood Hall Turkey Trot Raises $13,100 for Harvest Hope

December 9, 2019

The 16th Annual Middle School Turkey Trot has raised more than $13,000 in support of Harvest Hope Food Bank. Middle School students also collected more than 240 frozen turkeys and delivered them to Harvest Hope in time to put a Thanksgiving meal on the tables of local families who might not otherwise be able to afford one. Held each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot brings together all Middle School students and teachers — along with some special guests from Early Childhoo… read more

Duke Energy Donates $50,000 to Fight Hunger in the Pee Dee

December 9, 2019

From The Sumter Item: After numerous conversations with nonprofits in the Pee Dee, Duke Energy decided to partner with seven free medical clinics and three food programs to provide $140,000 in grants to assist these agencies. Free medical clinics provide much-needed free medical assistance to low income, uninsured adults who do not have health care benefits. Each of the following free clinics will receive $10,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation: Sumter United Ministries Free Clinic, Helping Han… read more