Harvest Hope Food Bank Receives $25K Walmart Grant To Aid Senior Hunger Relief Programs

June 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, SC – Harvest Hope Food Bank has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to help expand their senior hunger relief mission in the Pee Dee.

This grant will provide Harvest Hope with the necessary resources to expand its Totes of Love senior feeding program, which provides qualified seniors with a tote bag of nutritionally balanced food twice a month to supplement their diet. This gift will enable Harvest Hope to provide thousands of additional meals to senior citizens in Pee Dee communities.

“We appreciate Walmart’s continued generosity,” said Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “Walmart’s support is valuable in helping us fulfill our mission to help hungry people in 20 counties by gathering quality food and sharing it with them with dignity and compassion.”

“Organizations such as Harvest Hope Food Bank are a lifeline to building stronger communities,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs for Walmart. “It’s an honor to support this group – and through this donation, we hope that seniors in need will benefit.”

In 2014, community giving in South Carolina from Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and the Walmart Foundation totaled $31.9 million.


About Harvest Hope Food Bank

Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. Since then Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties of South Carolina. In 2013, Harvest Hope distributed over 28 million pounds of food and fed approximately 38,000 people a week. To learn more about Harvest Hope Food Bank, visit http://www.harvesthope.org.