Category Archives: News & Media

Longtime Executive Director to Depart in December; Will Lead SC Homeless Ministry

November 14, 2019

AUGUSTA (11/15/19) – After 10 years of service to hungry families in Georgia and South Carolina, Golden Harvest Board of Directors announces the upcoming departure of Executive Director Travis McNeal.   McNeal oversaw a period of great growth and development for Golden Harvest. In his decade of leadership, the Food Bank distributed 128.6 million meals […]

How You Help Rachel’s Family Eat Healthy

July 23, 2019

3-year-old Reese bounces excitedly when she sees her favorite non-dairy yoghurt at the food pantry. Her mother Rachel smiles. “We are dairy-free, egg-free, and sugar-free,” Rachel explains, “The specialty food items that we need are not in our budget. Reese gets excited when she sees that here.” Rachel helps her 5-year-old son Cody choose a […]

Mobile Food Pantry Drives Away Hunger

July 23, 2019

Every summer, Golden Harvest sees an increase in the number of hungry families in need of help. Summer utility bills are higher, and when children don’t receive free breakfast and lunch at school, it’s hard to make food budgets stretch. This year, the Food Bank reached out to Richmond County Schools with a new plan […]

How You Helped Hazel Battle Cancer

May 20, 2019

You can see Hazel’s zest for life clearly reflected in her bright smile, carefully applied makeup and colorful clothing. What’s harder to see is that the 66-year-old resident of Warrenton, GA struggles with hunger since the loss of her son and her cancer diagnosis. “When I came down with cancer my whole world changed,” Hazel […]


January 14, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s a brand new year, and a new chapter for Golden Harvest! I shared with you in August how the Food Bank engaged in a rigorous strategic planning process last summer. Now it’s time to put that plan to work. As members of our Golden Harvest family, I wanted to share our vision […]

Postal Workers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

June 1, 2018

Daniel Beckham knows exactly why the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is so important to him. “I’ve seen so many families that have crises in their lives, and that could be any one of us in that situation someday,” he says. “That’s what I tell our letter carriers. This could be your bag of […]

You Provide Rural Children With Weekend Food

June 1, 2018

Brightly colored posters and crayon drawings dot the walls inside Blythe Elementary Principal Pamela Ward’s cozy office. Her voice fills with emotion as she tells stories of the families that struggle with hunger in their rural community of Blythe, GA. “In so many of these families, both parents are working but the money can’t stretch […]

The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen Open to Evacuees Starting Saturday

October 8, 2016

UPDATE 10/10/2016– The evening emergency meal for hurricane evacuees has been discontinued as refugees from Hurricane Matthew are able to return to their homes. Augusta, GA.,– Golden Harvest Food Bank’s soup kitchen, The Master’s Table, will be open from 4:00-6:00 p.m. to serve dinner for evacuees from Hurricane Matthew starting Saturday, October 8th . Representatives […]


July 5, 2016

    They’re here!! The long awaited Golden Harvest Volunteer T-shirts have arrived and they are AWESOME. And just $10! Each shirt purchased gives back to our mission of feeding lives together by providing 20 meals to the hungry. Choose between 2 fab designs – Click here to purchase! To pick up your shirt: *Please save and […]