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

SC Retailers Donate Almost $130,000

May 26, 2016

The South Carolina Retail Association and its retail member companies presented $129,889 in food and cash contributions to the South Carolina Food Bank Association.  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 16.4% of South Carolinians — 1 in 6 — are food insecure on a regular basis. “Meeting … read more

Jim Hudson 2000 set to raise 1,000,000 meals!

May 23, 2016

Through June 30th, Jim Hudson Automotive will donate a portion from every sale to Harvest Hope Food Bank.   Jim Hudson's goal is to donate 1,000,000 meals to feed hungry individuals and families in the Midlands.  Please help end hunger!  Shop for your next vehicle at Jim Hudson or stop by and make a donation. Don’t miss the Jim Hudson 2000 and help reach 1,000,000 meals in support of Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Visit for directions to your closest J… read more

ISE America’s High Quality Egg Donation

May 19, 2016

ISE America out of ‪‎Newberry‬ donated almost 57,000 ‪‎eggs‬ today.  We can't find them on Facebook but we sure would like to show them how much we appreciate it! Pictured is Doug from Harvest Hope and our friend, Julius, who was volunteering. That's alot of eggs!!!  In fact, enough eggs to provide 1,000 people breakfast for a month. Eggs are also one of the hardest items for us to get!  We are really pleased to have received such a high q… read more