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 (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. 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

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