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

Bank of America Provides $45,000 Grant for Military Assistance

November 16, 2016

Harvest Hope Food Bank received a $45,000 grant from Bank of America to assist active duty and retired service members. The grant will provide food at Harvest Hope’s branches which will directly assist veterans and active duty service members. In addition, the grant will enable Harvest Hope the ability to provide a variety of programs to help meet the needs of struggling members of the military and their families. In fiscal year 2016, Harvest Hope provided assistance to over 155,000 vete… read more

Jim Hudson Automotive Presents $200,000

August 19, 2016

Jim Hudson Automotive Presents $200,000 To Provide 1,000,000 Meals to Struggling Families in the Midlands Today Jim Hudson presented a gift of $200,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank to support their needs during the critical summer months. Matching grants from Toyota and Lexus also contributed to this fund. “We believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the areas we serve,” explained Hudson. Harvest Hope is affiliated with the “Feeding America” national network, … read more

Nothing Goes to Waste: Re-soil Success Story

May 27, 2016

As the largest food bank in South Carolina, we produced 750,000 pounds or 375 tons of organic waste from food product donations and purchases last year.  Recognizing we could not continue to send this much compostable waste to local landfills, we began to look at ways of composting, either as an internal function of the food bank or externally with a partner agency. In the spring of 2016, we joined the Stop Food Waste South Carolina collaborative.  This group is a consortium of publi… read more