You Give Dessie Home-Delivered Groceries

July 13, 2017

84-year- old Dessie smiles warmly from her screened-in porch as she holds open the door. Her small, neat home is filled with pictures of her son and grandchildren. Since her husband – pastor at the local Baptist Church – passed away 11 years ago, Dessie has struggled to make ends meet on her meager income. […]

Family Farm Blesses the Hungry with Watermelons

July 13, 2017

You have probably seen a Coosaw Farms watermelon in your local grocery store without realizing it. This Fairfax, SC farm and faithful Golden Harvest partner distributes fruit to many major grocery chains in our area. But what you may not know is that every watermelon was picked, sorted, and stored by hand. Because of their […]

You Help Stock Food Pantry with Fresh Produce

July 13, 2017

Hundreds of pounds of produce line tables inside the Augusta First Seventh Day Adventist Church food pantry in Martinez, GA. A crowd of guests gathers outside as Jim Herring, church Community Service Director, prepares for opening with the help of his wife Dacra and daughter Kattie. Jim and his family have helped operate the food […]

Volunteers Transform The Master’s Table Garden

July 13, 2017

After the Kroger in downtown Augusta closed, leaving the area without a grocery store, Sarah Bernal wanted to do something to help those struggling with hunger downtown. When she heard that the Master’s Table Soup Kitchen Garden needed volunteers, she knew that was exactly what she was looking for. “The fact that it involved a […]

From Travis’ Desk: Take Action This September

July 13, 2017

I recently had the honor of visiting with one of the seniors enrolled in our Senior Food Box Program, and wanted to share this meaningful moment with you. Mr. James lives alone with his golden retriever and suffers from lung disease and a disabled right arm. As he told me about his son, who is […]

YOU GIVE MEALS + HYGIENE ITEMS TO LOCAL TEENS

May 25, 2017

In her 17 years serving at Hephzibah Middle School, Octavia Randolph has gained deep insight into the needs of her community’s kids. One consistent need is hunger. “I would notice kids in the cafeteria asking for food from another kid’s plate, and bringing food home,” she says; “I knew they were hungry.” So when Ms. […]

How You Helped David Find a New Start

May 25, 2017

When David moved to Aiken, he was excited to make a new start. Originally from Michigan, he was having difficulty finding steady work there. When offered the opportunity to work with a clean-up crew repairing hurricane damage in South Carolina, he took the leap and moved across the country. When hurricane clean-up ended, David began […]

First Grader’s Birthday Food Drive Raises 1,900 Meals

May 25, 2017

When Rachel Wilson asked her son Brooks what he wanted for his 7th birthday, she was surprised by his reply: “I want a bike, but you don’t need a bike to live…you need food and water to live, and some kids don’t have food and water.” Brooks was thinking of kids like him who were […]

NALC Food Drive Uplifts Volunteers, Feeds Local Families

May 25, 2017

Laura Tempia was looking for a way to reach out to those in need when she first heard about the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Originally from Massachusetts, she relocated to North Augusta several years ago. “I wanted to step out of my fast-paced life and do something for a […]