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 Central Carolina Community Foundation.
In response to the disasters, Harvest Hope has provided more than one million meals to those in need. The DMFP grant provided for the distribution of approximately 250,000 meals in areas dispersed around the Pee Dee. The County Days grant allowed Harvest Hope to supply approximately 273,000 meals.
“Once again we have faced a disaster which has impacted millions of people in our state,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “These grants are vital to our mission as the lead disaster response food pantry and we are beyond grateful to One SC for providing these funds.”
The One SC Fund is a fundraising effort that helps South Carolinians who are recovering from a disaster, such as Hurricane Matthew and the 2015 Thousand Year Flood. Governor Nikki Haley- with the help of Central Carolina Community Foundation and a team of South Carolinians from entertainment, business and public service-announced the One SC Fund in November 2015 after flooding touched South Carolinians from every walk of life. For more information about the One SC Fund, visit www.onescfund.org.
Central Carolina Community Foundation-the Midlands’ expert on philanthropy- is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.