Students From Meadow Glen Middle School

January 15, 2016

Lexington One Meadow Glen Middle School is an Expeditionary Learning School that seeks to solve real world problems. As part of an 8th grade expedition entitled, “Take a Stand”, the students worked together to reach a goal of collecting 2,015 non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank as an effort to help those affected by the South Carolina flood of 2015. The students surpassed their goal, and on Friday, December 17, 2015, twenty-two 8th grade students traveled to Harvest Hope Food … read more


Doug Groendyke:  The Road Warrior

January 12, 2016

Today, we shine the spotlight on a new employee, Doug Groendyke, Farm and Produce Donations Coordinator. We are thrilled about Doug and his solutions for knocking out the hunger problem in South Carolina. Doug comes from New Jersey, bringing his grit, hustle and determination to the Palmetto State.  Doug didn’t come here to chew bubble gum.  He is always on the move!  A “Road Warrior Against Hunger,” Doug travels all over the state reaching out to growers, whol… read more


Aziz Ansari tweets Harvest Hope Food Bank

December 28, 2015

The aftermath of the flood was a crazy time for us these past few months.  One of the best uplifting moments we had was when Aziz Ansari tweeted out our website's donate link .  This provided incredible motivation for us when we were working around the clock. Recognition from a celeb like Aziz Ansari is a really big deal for Harvest Hope.  He has over 8.5 million twitter followers!  For those of you that are unfamiliar with Mr. Ansari and his work, he is a South Carolin… read more


My Favorite Box Of Cereal

December 16, 2015

For outstanding effort to rebuild and reclaim stability in South Carolina, a big “shout out” to more than 60 bloggers hailing from cities near and far and General Mills.   Together they rallied to help donate 1,000+ boxes of cereal to Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Behold the power of the internet! The cereal, donated was used in “disaster boxes” that Harvest Hope expedited to help families experiencing loss and to the rebuilding of the region in the wake of the catastrophic fl… read more


Columbia’s Greek Festival

December 15, 2015

Over the years the Columbia Greek Festival hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Sumter Street has grown to be one of the most anticipated celebrations here in Columbia.  There is just something awesome about the atmosphere of the yearly event!  The culture, the food, the people and the shopping associated with the celebration are all amazing.     Throwing fun, family oriented events is not all this faith based organization does.  Did you know that the… read more


2015 Public Servant Of The Year Governor Haley

December 14, 2015

 The South Carolina Chamber was proud to announce Governor Nikki Haley as its 2015 Public Servant of the Year. Governor Haley was awarded on November 12, 2015 at the Chamber’s 36th Annual Summit in Hilton Head Island.  Our CEO Denise Holland was interviewed for the video.  It was also a pleasure to work with Dan from Beale Bagley Creations, LLC  .  read more


Volunteer Spotlight: Luther

December 11, 2015

Luther(pictured right) is committed to Harvest Hope and to our Backpack Program.  Luther, a retired principal, gets food ready weekly for one of our 80+ sites .  Under Danielle's(Child Feeding Coordinator at Harvest Hope) direction, Luther assists in distributing 32,000 meals a week for hungry kids around our state. Luther comes in to work 3 days a week for 4-6 hours each day.  The sites(ex. faith partners and corporations) receive the pallets and then pack the food into bac… read more


35th Anniversary Gala

December 8, 2015

Now in its 35th year, Harvest Hope Food Bank is throwing the biggest celebration in Columbia.  This year, it is our pleasure to invite you to an evening of friends, family and giving.  We will have world class auction items, celebrity MC Natalie Morales and Blues Traveler in celebrating this big event! On Friday, March 11th, join us at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  Upon entering the doors , you will be greeted with a red carpet video photobooth.  After enter… read more


You SHOP. Amazon Feeds the Hungry.

November 27, 2015

AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.com) 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 Amazon.com. 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.&… read more


Graduate student passes the Bar Exam and donates his car to Harvest Hope

November 24, 2015

Steve Huegel stopped by the other day with a big donation.  He just passed the Bar Exam and became a lawyer at Adams and Reese.  Mr. Huegel donated his CAR to Harvest Hope Food Bank. He was inspired by his former professor Alan Medlin at the University of South Carolina School of Law who would match their donations every year. He dedicates his donation to the USC Law Pro Bono Program and his former professor Alan Medlin. Thanks Steve for staying with us a few minutes so we capture th… read more