Harvest Hope Food Bank reports critical need for canned goods

FLORENCE, SC –  In a press release from Harvest Hope Food Bank, the organization reports it’s in critical need of canned food donations or financial donations which can be used to buy canned goods.  Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank said there is a critical need for shelf-stable foods such as meats, fruits, and vegetables.

“Each month we serve nearly one million meals in the Pee Dee area,” said Holland. “While we’ve been blessed with people and businesses giving us fresh produce this summer during the summer, our pantry has become almost bare of canned goods. Now that people are back from summer vacations and getting kids back to school, we need their help to aid families and children in need in the 20 counties we serve throughout South Carolina.”

According to Holland, Harvest Hope has the opportunity to purchase much needed canned foods at a special rate. She said, “A tractor trailer load of canned goods costs $21,000. Each can cost 58 cents.”

Neighborhoods, schools, churches, businesses or organizations can also help by hosting a food drive.  Contact Katie Denton at 803-254-4432, ext. 3100 or email kdenton@harvesthope.org to learn more.

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