Florence, S.C. – With the holidays quickly approaching, Harvest Hope Food Bank is looking to the local community to help fill tables this Thanksgiving. As the number of our neighbors who need food assistance continues to soar, Harvest Hope has an urgent need to re-stock shelves.
The holidays are the food bank’s busiest time of the year, and since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Harvest Hope’s Pee Dee branch has experienced a 55% increase in the number of individuals who are needing help providing food for their families.
“Over 300,000 people across our 20-county service area don’t know where their next meal is going to come from,” says Wendy Broderick, Harvest Hope CEO. “This harsh reality is especially difficult around the holiday season when so many look forward to fellowship and food. This is why we are counting on our generous community for support.”
Community members can help provide holiday meals this Thanksgiving in a variety of ways:
- Making a monetary donation at harvesthope.org or by check to PO Box 451, Columbia, SC 29202
- Donate non-perishable food items such as canned goods (beans, fruits, meats, pasta sauce, soups, and vegetables), cereal, dry beans, macaroni & cheese, pasta, peanut butter, rice and other non-perishables. No glass, please.
- Hosting a traditional or virtual food drive (Details can be found here)
- Volunteering to help serve families in need
- Shopping our Amazon Wishlist
“This has been a hard year for all of us, but together, we can continue to build a hunger-free tomorrow,” continues Broderick.
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About Harvest Hope Food Bank
Harvest Hope is a non-profit hunger-relief organization serving people in need across 20 counties in South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributes more than 26.2 million meals each year. Harvest Hope operates locations in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Upstate. For more information, visit harvesthope.org.