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 […]

RAIN CHECK: Aiken & North Augusta Spooky Collection

October 18, 2019

Due to tomorrow’s forecast for heavy rain, Golden Harvest is postponing the Aiken and North Augusta It’s Spooky to be Hungry collection from Saturday, October 19 to Saturday, October 26, which is the same day as the Richmond and Columbia County Collection. Golden Harvest relies heavily on the food and funds brought in during It’s […]

Edgefield Agency Feeds Kids and Seniors

July 23, 2019

83-year-old Bertha’s eyes sparkle as she talks about her favorite recipe for cabbage soup. “I don’t cook by a recipe – I make my own recipes,” she says proudly. “And it tastes so good!” Bertha moved to rural South Carolina from New York two years ago to be near family after a medical emergency left […]

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 […]

100 Hours of Spreading Joy at The Master’s Table

July 23, 2019

Amy Gentry pulls up to The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen on Saturday morning at 8:30. Instead of enjoying a leisurely weekend morning, she ties on an apron, pulls on gloves and starts preparing the noontime meal. Amy set herself a goal of volunteering 100 hours with Golden Harvest Food Bank this year. She works at […]

Washington County Agency Warms Hearts and Fills Pantries

May 20, 2019

On Tuesday, four days before First Love Kids, Inc’s spring food distribution, a Howard Sheppard truck full of food from Golden Harvest Food Bank pulled up to the agency on Hines Street in Sandersville, Ga. On Wednesday, volunteers began building boxes and lining them up on the rows of tables snaking across the agency’s floor. […]

New Garden Plot Provides Room To Grow

May 20, 2019

Along a downtown stretch of Walton Way sits a brand-new garden plot, its tilled earth rich against a backdrop of concrete buildings. This new extension of The Master’s Table Garden adds 12 raised beds, a greenhouse, and a grape arbor to the garden’s capacity. “Our garden expansion efforts all come back to increasing access to […]

Couple Brings Passion For Medical Missions to Volunteering

May 20, 2019

Volunteers Ellen Harvey and her husband, Dr. Robert Murphy, have seen firsthand the struggles that poor nutrition causes for families living in poverty. “You can’t do much in life if you’re hungry. Kids can’t concentrate in school, you can’t survive. The quality of the food you eat is so tied to your health,” Ellen says. The couple […]

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 […]