Food Bank Donation by Capital Rotary

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has donated $1,215 to assist Harvest Hope Food Bank in meeting the needs of hungry people in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of South Carolina.

The contribution was spearheaded by Rotarian Ione Cockrell, following a visit by Harvest Hope CEO Denise Holland, recent guest speaker at a weekly club meeting.  Rotarians also helped pack food boxes earmarked for familiesHar – a volunteer project organized by club member Chip Hardy.

Harvest Hope began as a Columbia-area undertaking in 1981.  Since then it has expanded to give food, comfort and hope to those affected by poverty and hunger across 20 counties.  The food bank partners with nearly 500 member non-profit agencies.  It distributed over 28 million pounds of food last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week.

Present for the check presentation were (from left) club president Scott Wallinger, Ione Cockrell, Denise Holland and Chip Hardy.