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


Red Nose Day Fund Provides $11,000 for Child Hunger Initiatives

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $10,989 from the Red Nose Day Fund to provide for a variety of child hunger initiatives. The grant will fund programs such as Kids’ Cafes, BackPack programs, and School Pantry programs.   Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In Harvest Hope’s 20 county territory, over 100,000 children face hunger on a daily basis, with child hunger rates as high as 32% in some areas. The grant… read more


Publix Provides Harvest Hope with $100,000 for Technology Upgrades

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received a $100,000 grant from Publix Charities to allow for upgrades to the food bank’s technology infrastructure. The grant will provide funding to assist in an upgrade of their warehouse inventory system and to their donor relations software.  Last year, Harvest Hope provided more than 27.4 million meals to the hungry across the food bank’s 20 county territory. The food bank sees more than 38,000 people in an average week. After the flooding of 2015 a… read more


Publix Provides $50,000 for Child Feeding Programs

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $50,000 from the Publix Super Markets Charities to assist in child feeding programs. The grant provided by the organization will help fund programs which assist in feeding the more than 100,000 children across Harvest Hope’s 20 counties who struggle with hunger. Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In the 20 counties which Harvest Hope covers, child hunger rates are as high as 32% in som… read more


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $50,000

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank has received $50,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in South Carolina. The donation is part of a program – called Fill Your Tank – that celebrates Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million over six years to fight hunger around the globe. The Fill Your Tank program donations made locally are determined by local Enterprise operations. Beyond donations, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is supporting the Fi… read more


One SC Provides Harvest Hope with $75,000 in Disaster Response Grants

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received a $50,000 grant and a $25,000 grant from One SC to assist those in need after Hurricane Matthew and the floods after the storm. The larger grant will help in the distribution of meals through disaster mobile food pantries (DMFPs), while the smaller grant will allow Harvest Hope to provide for meals at Governor Nikki Haley’s County Days for the areas impacted by the storm and floods. This project was supported by a grant from the One SC Fund housed at Centr… read more


Food Lion Provides $10,000 for Kid’s Cafes

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $10,000 from Food Lion and Feeding America to run Kid’s Café programs. The grant provided by the organizations will help fund the program which provides a safe place for children to receive a nutritious meal and to do their homework. The Kids Cafe Program provides children ages 6-18 at risk for going hungry a safe haven afterschool.  It provides the students with a nutritional foundation which will enable the children to concentrate on their st… read more


Costco and Feeding America Provide $20,000 for Mobile Pantries

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $20,000 from Feeding America and Costco to provide for the purchase of food for Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) across Harvest Hope’s 20 county territory. The grant provided by the organizations will be enough for over 67,000 meals for those struggling with hunger.  Across South Carolina, more than one in six individuals faces food insecurity, and one in four children face hunger on a daily basis. In some counties, one in three children struggle with hung… read more


Duke Energy Provides $26,000 for Mobile Food Pantries

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received $26,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide for Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs) in the Pee Dee region. The grant provided by the Duke Energy Foundation will be enough for over 90,000 meals for those facing food insecurity after Hurricane Matthew.  Since the hurricane, Harvest Hope has provided more than 1,000,000 meals to those impacted by the storm, and MFPs have been a large part of that effort. “This grant will make a huge difference to those im… read more


Caterpillar Foundation Provides $24,000 to Harvest Hope

November 16, 2016

 Harvest Hope Food Bank announced a $10,660 grant and a $13,256 grant from Caterpillar’s philanthropic organization, the Caterpillar Foundation, to provide food to children who face hunger in Newberry and Sumter Counties. A member of the Feeding America network, Harvest Hope Food Bank, is one of 34 food banks nationwide to receive this grant. “Hunger is an issue in every community. In the Harvest Hope service area, one in four children is food insecure, meaning they don’t alwa… read more