Category Archives: Outreach Stories

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 […]

FROM TRAVIS’ DESK: PUTTING OUR STRATEGIC PLAN INTO ACTION

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 […]

How You Help Gloria With Fresh Produce

January 14, 2019

“It’s easy,” Gloria says, launching into a beef, squash and zucchini scramble recipe she says is to die for. “You cut the top and bottom off and slice it long ways, then cut it in chunks and into the frying pan.” Gloria is toting a box of yellow crookneck squash she picked up from Golden […]

Columbia County Pantry Gets Game-Changing Makeover

January 14, 2019

When Evelyn steps into Christ Central food pantry, her face splits into a wide smile as Food Pantry Director Christy Brown greets her by name and folds her into a hug. “This has really helped us a lot. They help with diapers, food…it helps us get by,” she says. Evelyn lives with her husband, son, […]

You Give New Hope To Sally and Her Grandchildren

August 14, 2018

Sally jokes happily with a fellow volunteer as she deftly packs a box of food at Sardis Baptist Church Food Pantry. From her sunny demeanor, you would never guess what her family has been through, or that they will be receiving a food assistance themselves at the end of the day. “This place got us […]

How You Change Lives In Upstate South Carolina

June 1, 2018

It was a typical Tuesday morning in Pickens, S.C., so Johnny Corn shouldered a box to help a young mother at Gleaning House Ministries carry donated cereal, vegetables, bread, meat and other food items to her car. He placed the box in the backseat and saw a small hand reach up to snatch an orange […]

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 […]