Category Archives: Outreach Stories

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 […]

You Help Dorothy Give Foster Children a Home

August 24, 2016

You’d never believe that Dorothy is 70 years old. She walks with a spring in her step that belies her joy and energy. Maybe it’s her constant desire to help others in the poverty-stricken community of Denmark, SC that gives her such a sense of purpose.   Both retired and serving as deacons at a […]

Volunteer T-Shirts

April 17, 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 […]

10 Best Foods to Donate to the Food Bank This Summer

March 22, 2016

As summertime approaches, your donations to the food bank mean more to local families facing hunger than ever. Food donations decline dramatically during the busy summer months- but you can help! Whether you are looking for a fun summer project for the kids or a simple way to make a difference this summer, shopping for […]

Soup Kitchen a Bridge to a Better Future

January 22, 2016

Golden Harvest client and volunteer Julissa sums up her sense about life in one simple phrase. “When it comes to people, there’s more than meets the eye,” she says; “That’s why you’ve got to help. You never know what someone is going through.” This is certainly true of Julissa, or Juju for short, who moved […]

Food Pantry Director Finds Support During Battle With Cancer

January 22, 2016

When Christy Cunningham took the job as Food Pantry Director at the Downtown Cooperative Church Ministry, a Golden Harvest partner agency, she wanted to give back. She never expected to receive so much in return. Welcome Support “As a breast cancer survivor, I just wanted to give back after what I’ve been through,” Christy explains. […]

From Travis’ Desk: Feeding Lives and Hearts in 2015

January 22, 2016

One of the hallmarks of our life in the United States of America is how we pull together during times of crisis. I have seen it time and time again. We rush to aid victims of natural disaster, like the recent flooding experienced by our South Carolina neighbors. We offer comfort in times of heartbreak, […]

Once Fed, Now Feeding Others

January 22, 2016

During the year her family was fed by a food pantry, Melissa Williams never knew they were in the midst of a crisis. When her father’s business failed the family was forced to live on her mother’s income. At the same time, a family friend and her 2 children found refuge from a bad situation […]

Second Grade ‘Spooky’ Volunteer Gets at the Heart of Food Drive

January 22, 2016

Miles Severing, a second grader at Brookwood Elementary, got into the spirit of Golden Harvest’s ‘It’s Spooky to be Hungry’ food drive this year in a special way. After learning that Brookwood was participating in ‘Spooky,’ he took the food drive’s mission to heart and set about gathering as much food as possible to help […]