Red Nose Day Fund Provides $11,000 for Child Hunger Initiatives
November 16, 2016
Harvest Hope Food Bank received $10,989 from the Red Nose Day Fund to provide for a variety of child hunger initiatives. The grant will fund programs such as Kids’ Cafes, BackPack programs, and School Pantry programs.
Child hunger is a major problem in South Carolina, with more than 250,000 children facing food insecurity. In Harvest Hope’s 20 county territory, over 100,000 children face hunger on a daily basis, with child hunger rates as high as 32% in some areas. The grant is enough to provide as many as 50,000 meals to hungry children.
“Food is a basic necessity for helping a child grow up happy and healthy,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope. “With these funds from the Red Nose Day Fund, we’ll be able to provide thousands of meals to children and put a smile on their faces.”