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

2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

May 9, 2017

A great big thank you to everyone involved in the 2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This year’s event was one of the most successful yet. Thanks to the National Association of Letter Carriers and the generosity of people around the state, over 120,000 pounds of food was raised! We also want to extend a special thanks to regional supporter (and long-time Harvest Hope partner) Food Lion for providing bags for the event and for donating over 10,000 pounds of food to launch the event.    … read more

Highlighting Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides; 2017 Michael J. Mungo Humanitarian Award Honoree

April 9, 2017

For her dedication to using hands-on education to encourage healthy lifestyles and outstanding contributions to on-campus and community wellness programs, we’re honored to recognize Mrs. Patricia Moore-Pastides for her work around South Carolina. read more

Pack2Feed Needs Help!

February 8, 2017

When you live in a rural area, the struggles of food insecurity are magnified. Grocery stores can be miles away. Public transportation is basically non-existent. Prices at corner markets can be high. Jobs are scarce. All of these factors combine to make life even more difficult for families who are already struggling. That's why the Harvest Hope Food Bank Pack2Feed program is so important to communities across South Carolina. To help those in need who are unable to reach our emergency food… read more

Liberty Tax Hosting Food Drive Dec 1st to 31st

December 5, 2016

Liberty Tax Service will be holding a “One Can CAN” Food Drive from December 3rd through 31st.  Because ONE Can CAN make a difference for those in need this holiday season.  100% of all donations will go directly to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Consumers can drop off their canned donations at any of the 25 area Liberty Tax Service locations in the Midlands area.  Harvest Hope Food Bank donation boxes will be placed at each store location by December 3rd, and donationas acce… read more

TEGNA Foundation Provides $5,000 for Pack-2-Feed Program

November 18, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $5,000 from the TEGNA Foundation to provide for the Pack-2Feed program in Richland County. The grant provided by the organizations will be enough for over 10,000 meals for those struggling with hunger.  In Richland County, more than one in six individuals faces food insecurity, and one in four children face hunger on a daily basis. Harvest Hope provides meals for approximately 38,000 individuals a week, and as the holidays approach, the need will only incre… read more

Richland County Provides Harvest Hope with $7,600 for Emergency Food Pantry Initiatives

November 18, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $7,628 from Richland County to assist in running Harvest Hope’s Emergency Food Pantry (EFP). The grant will provide food for the pantry and a limited number of bus passes to assist those with limited transportation options in getting to the EFP. Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with nearly 800,000 people facing food insecurity. In Richland County alone, almost 57,000 adults and 17,000 children struggle with hunger. Those numbers represent… read more

TidesPartners Painted Bunting Program Provides Harvest Hope with $29,000 for Backpack Food Program

November 18, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $29,733 from the TidesPartners Painted Bunting Program to assist in backpack food programs. The grant will fund a program to provide weekend meals during the school year for 120 children in Richland County schools. Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In Richland County alone, 19% of children struggle with hunger. The backpack feeding program provides nutritious weekend meals and snacks for ch… read more

Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Donates $2,500 to Harvest Hope Food Bank

November 18, 2016

The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation provided a donation of $2,500 to help combat childhood hunger through the BackPack Weekend Program which Harvest Hope Food Bank oversees at Welcome Elementary School in Greenville, SC. The grant will provide over 2,000 meals for hungry children. The BackPack Weekend Program provides seven ready to eat meals each Friday to ensure that children who qualify for free/reduced meal plans have food over the weekend. “The BackPack Weekend Programs are a lifesa… read more