Monthly Archives: July 2015

Summertime Food is a Life Saver for Families

July 30, 2015

Karen, a senior caring for 4 grandchildren, found help for her family at Golden Harvest Food Bank’s first-ever ‘Beat Summer Hunger’ food distribution. “I live on a fixed income. For me, this food is the bridge between paying all my bills and feeding my family,” she explained as she waited to receive food, her arm […]

From Travis’ Desk: When We Take Action, We Give Hope

July 30, 2015

Join the Movement This September, a movement is sweeping the nation. People and organizations across America will unite to fight hunger in honor of Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is about taking action to make a real and lasting impact on our efforts to feed the most vulnerable members of our community. In our […]

Food Outreach Makes a Lasting Impact

July 30, 2015

Sandra Banks, busy arranging food on the shelves at Faith Outreach Food Pantry moments before it opens, pauses to gesture to the people outside. “When I get here at 10, they have been out there since 9 o’clock,” she says, “waiting in line for the food. There’s nothing left on the shelves when we close, […]

‘Spooky’ Volunteers Find Reward in Helping Those in Need

July 30, 2015

Lisa Bowen’s dedication to volunteering with ‘It’s Spooky To Be Hungry’ comes from a first-hand knowledge of hunger. “I’ve been hungry, so this is dear to my heart,” she says simply; “There are babies out there that need food.” Golden Harvest’s largest annual food drive, ‘It’s Spooky To Be Hungry’ collects food and funds in […]

Record Year for Letter Carriers Food Drive

July 30, 2015

Local letter carriers helped Golden Harvest to collect a record 180,214 pounds of food during this year’s National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. The 23rd Annual NALC Food Drive took place on May 9th, gathering 70.6 million pounds of food across the Untied States. In the CSRA, Golden Harvest marshalled the help of 63 […]

Taste of the Harvest – Augusta Takes Guests Behind the Scenes

July 30, 2015

Strands of twinkle lights illuminated the rafters of Golden Harvest’s Augusta Warehouse as jazz music filled the air at this year’s Taste of the Harvest-Augusta event on April 30th. The stark industrial interior was brightened with colorful banners to welcome almost 300 guests, who arrived to sample delicious culinary offerings from 18 area restaurants, caterers […]