MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Donna Lollis with the Harvest Hope Food Bank joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. on Friday to talk about the organization and an upcoming event to support the food bank’s work.
Watch the video to understand more about how the food bank works to end hunger. The interview also covered details about the upcoming “Pearls and Jeans” event, which aims to raise money for Harvest Hope. The event is a barbecue dinner with a southern shag dance theme. More details follow in this press release from the Harvest Hope announcement in May:
Today, Harvest Hope Food Bank announced the first “Pearls and Jeans” event on June 9, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Darlington Country Club to support feeding the hungry in the Pee Dee area.
“If you like Shag dancing, this event is for you! If you don’t know how to Shag, we will have instructors on hand to teach you the ropes,” said Donna Lollis, Harvest Hope’s donor relations manager in the Pee Dee region. “You can expect great Beach Music, food, dance floor and more. Whether you dance or not, this is a great opportunity to help support efforts to feed the hungry in our local area.”
Lollis said, “One in every four children under the age of five go to bed hungry in our area. One in five citizens missed a meal over the past year because they lacked resources to purchase food. Last year Harvest Hope’s Florence facility distributed more than three million pounds of food to 233,716 families by working with 145 agency partners in the Pee Dee. Events like ‘Pearls and Jeans’ help raise awareness and help fight hunger in our area.”
Harvest Hope’s Florence location serves eight counties in the Pee Dee including: Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marlboro and Marion.
The Florence location works with 145 agency partners in the Pee Dee.
Tickets for “Pearls and Jeans” are $35 per individual, $50 per couple or $150 for a table of eight and can be purchased at www.harvesthope.org/pearlsandjeans or by calling 843-560-0754.
About Harvest Hope
Harvest Hope Food Bank serves 20 counties across South Carolina with a mission of providing hunger relief with dignity, compassion and education to people in need. Harvest Hope is a non-profit organization with food banks in Columbia, Florence and Greenville, SC. For more information, please visit: www.harvesthope.org.