Take Action to Fight Hunger: Food Banks Call for Community Push

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina’s four major food banks will gather at the State House Wednesday to promote Hunger Action Month.

Throughout the month of September, Golden Harvest Food Bank, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will call on citizens to donate goods, money and time in the ongoing fight against hunger.

Harvest Hope said nearly 750,000 South Carolinians, or 1 in 6, struggles with food insecurity. In fiscal year 2017, the four food banks served almost 65,000,000 meals to those in need.

Hunger is often a silent disease for those who are impacted by it,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “No one wants to admit they need help, but the numbers served by the food banks in South Carolina show just how desperate the need is.”

Wednesday’s news conference will take place at 10 a.m. in the lower level lobby of the State House.

Good Morning Columbia’s Grace Joyal spoke with Holland about our food bank’s need for action from residents year round.

 

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