Harvest Hope & SC Food Bank Association Recognized at State House
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Lt. Governor Henry McMaster recognized the efforts of Harvest Hope Food Bank and members of the South Carolina Food Bank Association on Tuesday in the lobby of the State House. One in five South Carolinians face either daily hunger or have to miss meals at several times during the month, and have to turn to food banks or other forms of assistance to make sure they have the meals they need for their families officials with Harvest Hope say. The four member food banks in the SCFBA are: Golden Harvest Food Bank, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Representatives of the member food banks will be on hand at the ceremony to announce the proclamation issued by Governor Nikki Haley which recognizes September as Hunger Awareness and Action Month. The proclamation issued by Govenor Nikki Haley, details how “Hunger Action Month provides an opportunity throughout our state and nation to focus attention on the persistent problem of domestic hunger” also states the enormous importance and impact of the four member food banks in our state: “…as members of Feeding America, the SCFBA provides guidance, support and vital resources to over 1,700 agencies, providing an average of five meals for every dollar of support, saving taxpayers $25 with each hour of volunteer service , and working to close the ongoing need for services by leveraging local community partnerships.” Following the ceremony, SCE&G held an emergency food packing event with more than 40 staff volunteers at their facility in Cayce. During the packing exercise, 600 emergency food boxes will be assembled, each containing enough food for 21 meals.