Helping Allen Benedict Court Residents

Toucan Tuesdays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

June 5, 2018

Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on a Tuesday this summer, bring two cans of food and help take a bite out of hunger in the Midlands. Guests will receive pay-one-price admission to the park with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank from June 12 - August 14. read more

Samsung Partners with Harvest Hope to Provide Disaster-Relief Meals for Special Needs Families

May 31, 2018

Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America (SEHA) announced a $35,000 donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank to help provide disaster-relief meals to feed people with special medical needs in South Carolina. read more

Food Lion, Harvest Hope Food Bank and National Letter Carriers Union Partner to “Stamp Out Hunger”

May 8, 2018

In an effort to help raise awareness about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Food Lion Feeds made a major donation of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank on May 7. Members of the Food Lion team, National Association of Letter Carriers and Harvest Hope representatives held a joint press conference to kick off the food drive. The 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive takes place the second Saturday in May. The food drive raised more than 155,000 pounds of … read more

2018 Volunteer Luncheon

April 19, 2018

On April 4, 2018, Harvest Hope Food Bank volunteers in the Midlands were treated to a luncheon at St. John’s Episcopal Church as a way to honor and celebrate their dedication to feeding the hungry. The volunteers took part in an ice breaker game of Volunteer Bingo, enjoyed a selection of brunch-style foods served by Harvest Hope staff, received service awards and participated in a gift raffle. Keith Ferrell, Chief Operating Officer at Harvest Hope, addressed the group of volunteers saying, “You… read more

Gery Ballou: 2018 Michael J. Mungo Humanitarian Award

March 19, 2018

The Michael J. Mungo Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual, or individuals, who have shown the same fierce dedication to laying the foundation of a stronger community that was displayed by the award’s namesake. Michael J. Mungo was one of the founders and strongest advocates of Harvest Hope Food Bank. Mr. Mungo knew the struggles of growing up without knowing when you would have your next meal and he worked tirelessly to ensure that others who faced hunger were able to receive help.… read more

You SHOP. Amazon Feeds the Hungry.

March 12, 2018

AmazonSmile ( is a simple and automatic way for you to support Harvest Hope Food Bank every time you shop online. Operated by Amazon, it lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Harvest Hope Food Bank. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, choose Harvest Hope Food Bank to receive donations before you begin shopping. P… read more

South Carolina Retailers Donate to Feed the Hungry

February 28, 2018

The South Carolina Retail Association and its retail member companies presented $37,000 in food and cash contributions to the state’s food banks.  The presentation took place during a press conference at the South Carolina Legislative Building and included cash and in-kind donations that will go a long way toward hunger relief.  The donations are a reminder that 1.1 million South Carolinians—1 in 5—need food assistance each year.  “The retail industry supports the state’s fo… read more

Operation HP

July 3, 2017

Harvest Hope Food Bank is launching the second phase of Operation HP, a hunger prevention program designed to serve military communities. With a grant of $75 thousand from the Walmart Foundation, the program will successfully complete the pilot phase and begin to roll out full scale across the 20 counties in South Carolina served by Harvest Hope. On Tuesday, April 25, a 9:00am press conference will be held at Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Shop Road facility featuring current and retired membe… read more

Lexington Medical and Harvest Hope Fight Diabetes

June 23, 2017

Lexington Medical Center is providing a $10,000 grant to Harvest Hope Food Bank, with the goal of establishing three diabetic-friendly pantries in Lexington County. The pantries will be housed in three of Harvest Hope Food Bank’s Partner Agencies. More than 12% of Lexington county residents are food insecure, meaning they lacked the ability to provide adequate food for their families at least once in the last 12 months. Due to lack of resources individuals who are food insecure often rely on lo… read more

Help Fight Summer Hunger

May 16, 2017

Imagine you’re a child on the last day of school. It’s lunch time and you’re listening to friends talk about plans for the summer, the camps they’re going to, maybe a trip to a theme park. But, as you look down at your plate, you’re not thinking about roller coasters, road trips, or fun; you’re thinking this could be your last lunch for two and a half months. For all too many children in South Carolina, summer is not a carefree time of relaxation and sleeping late, but a time of hunger. Across… read more