NEWBERRY — Harvest Hope Food Bank is dedicated to ending hunger in Newberry County and works with faith partners, businesses and civic groups to identify pockets of poverty and hunger in the community.
Last year Harvest Hope delivered 326,156 pounds of food in Newberry County to feed more than 28,800 individuals struggling with hunger. To assist in distributing food to the increasing numbers of hungry people across Newberry County, Harvest Hope partners with approximately seven local member non-profit agencies coordinating efforts to provide food to the needy.
Harvest Hope also works with local service agencies and faith partners to organize food distribution to Newberry County through our Mobile Food Pantries (MFP), and last year delivered more than 57,690 pounds of food to provide for over 6,500 Newberry County residents. Harvest Hope fills designated MFP boxes with food, loads them on our refrigerated trucks and delivers them to scheduled sites in Newberry County to deliver food to those most in need.
Additionally, Harvest Hope has Children’s Feeding programs that deliver food to children of struggling families directly in their schools. Last year Harvest Hope provided 22,314 meals to school children in Newberry County.
Harvest Hope can provide five pounds of food for a dollar, or the equivalent of five meals and dedicates 98 out of every dollar donated to their mission of feeding the hungry in South Carolina.
Financial resources are needed to help Harvest Hope maintain their vital hunger relief services in Newberry County and donations can be mailed to Harvest Hope at P.O Box 451, Columbia SC 29202-0451 or donated online at www.harvesthope.com.