Harvest Hope Down to 2 Weeks of Food

There will be a food drive Thursday at WLTX.

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Harvest Hope Food Bank's Warehouse has been filling up since Hurricane Matthew hit, but they say the supplies they have now will only last for another two weeks. 

Government Relations Manager Mary Louise Resch anticipates the need throughout the state will last for weeks to come.

"Most people think a disaster goes away once it leaves a news cycle," Resch said. "For the flooding last year, we did our last service 8 months after the disaster, and we anticipate that we will probably go that long as a result of Hurricane Matthew."

CEO Denise Holland said the state's main hub for food donations are still in need of monetary donations, shelf-stable food, paper supplies, and baby items, as they continue to shell out resources mainly to the Pee Dee region.

"Go into the grocery store and pick out what you think you would like and you would need if your house was flooded and your lights were off," Holland said encouraging people to donate. 

On Thursday, WLTX is hosting a food drive to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank as they continue to help those affected by natural disasters. Collections will be taken at our studios, located at 6027 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, from 7 a.m.  to 7 p.m. The first 500 people who donate to the drive will get a coupon for free curly fries from Arby's.

 


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment