Duke Energy and The Greenville Drive Donate $28,000 for Home Runs Against Hunger
September 9, 2019
Duke Energy, in partnership with the Greenville Drive, presented Harvest Hope Food Bank with a check for $28,000 during the Drive’s last home game of the 2019 season for its Home Runs Against Hunger campaign.
At the beginning of the season, Duke Energy pledged to donate $500 for each home run hit at by Drive batters at Fluor Field to help end hunger in the Upstate. Greenville Drive players hit 50 home runs over the course of the season to raise $25,000. The Drive added an additional $3,000 from a game played on May 15 at Flour Field where the Drive donated $5 for each ticket sold.
“One in five people in our state struggle with hunger,” said Wendy Broderick, Harvest Hope CEO. “This donation from Duke Energy and the Greenville Drive is going to provide hope in the form of thousands of meals to those in need, and we are so thankful.”
“Harvest Hope fills a critical need by helping families through tough times in communities across the state,” said Ryan Mosier, communications manager for Duke Energy in South Carolina. “With the help of our friends at the Greenville Drive, and more importantly the bats of their players, Harvest Hope will be able to provide more meals to more Upstate families.”
“The Drive & Duke Energy have enjoyed a long standing community partnership, with this year’s ‘Home Runs Against Hunger’ the latest example of a collaborative effort to give back to and help advance the Upstate community,” says Craig Brown, President and Owner of The Greenville Drive. “We’re thrilled at the results of this year’s “Home Runs” campaign and so excited to join Duke Energy in providing this support Harvest Hope so they can continue to transform the lives of so many.”
This donation from Duke Energy and the Greenville Drive will provide 140,000 meals to the 61,760 residents of Greenville and Laurens counties who are food insecure. To learn more, visit www.harvesthope.org.