From Travis’ Desk: Making An Impact in 2018

January 11, 2018

As we step into a new year, I want to take a moment to celebrate all the ways your support helped transform our community in 2017. I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I consider how many lives we changed together last year. Because of you, we provided 14.5 million meals to the hungry in our […]

Family Farm Provides Fresh Peaches to the Hungry

January 11, 2018

We love to eat our peaches in Georgia and South Carolina, but we love to we grow them too! Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, SC is the largest grower of peaches on the east coast. Despite its scale, this family farm has a heart for helping those in need. For 8 years now, the farm […]

Columbia County Church Meets Hidden Need

January 11, 2018

In the seven years Gloria worked for Meals on Wheels, she never thought she would find herself in need of food assistance. But that changed when her youngest son passed away and Gloria and her husband of 30 years adopted his daughter. Though her husband and oldest son both work to support their household of […]

Giving Joy At The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen

January 11, 2018

Doris Lovette knows the face of hunger. Growing up in an impoverished area of South Augusta she knew that many around her were struggling, though her family was always blessed with enough to eat. “Once when I was a little girl, I saw a man digging through the trash for food in our neighborhood. That […]

Soup Kitchen Meals Got Us Through

January 11, 2018

It’s a busy lunch hour at The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen, but Kharleema does not seem to notice.  The 27-year-old mother sits down with her daughters, ages four and three, and lovingly arranges the food on their plates. Kharleema first visited The Master’s Table at the age of 15 and is thankful for how it […]

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 […]