Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Jones stresses the importance of volunteers.
Harvest Hope collects donated goods and distributes them to people in need.
By Logan Ellis
Since Hurricane Matthew, Harvest Hope Food Bank has moved out over 13-thousand pounds of food, providing around 97-thousand meals to people in need. Marketing Manager Jamie Peebles says large food companies typically help provide the food.
“We’ve gotten some from CVS, from Purdue, McIntyre Produce, they’re pretty regular contributors but I think they ramped it up a little bit in response to the disaster which is fantastic,” Peebles says.
The Harvest Hope Food Bank is the largest food bank in South Carolina and has spread to over twenty counties since 1981, working to provide food for those in need all over the state.
Food is donated daily and will go to people all across South Carolina, but Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Jones says it’s the volunteers that really make this whole operation run smoothly.
“It’s essential, there’s no way we could operate and do what we do without volunteers, absolutely no way. We heavily depend on them for, for everything we do with all our food distribution,” Jones says.
Jones stresses the need for volunteers every day and is thankful for those who have volunteered to help during hurricane relief.
If you would like to donate food or volunteer time with Harvest Hope, please visit www.harvesthope.org.