Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) showed enormous compassion for their hungry neighbors and generosity by donating over 1,500 cantaloupes and 750 lbs. of red potatoes to Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia to aid in their ongoing summer hunger relief efforts. This is enough food to feed 7,500 people.
“We are grateful for the generosity of F.A.R.M.S. and their commitment to feeding their neighbors in need,” said Denise Holland, Harvest Hope’s CEO. “Without partnerships with organizations like F.A.R.M.S., Harvest Hope would not be able to fulfill our mission of feeding the hungry in South Carolina.”
The fresh cantaloupes and red potatoes were immediately processed through the Harvest Hope warehouse and distributed to families across Harvest Hope’s 20 county service area who suffer from hunger this summer.
F.A.R.M.’s donation was made possible by Mr. Ivory Wilson (Wilson Farms) in partnership with the Pee Dee Land Trust, which secured a grant from the Food Lion Foundation.
About Harvest Hope
Harvest Hope Food Bank serves 20 counties across South Carolina with a mission of providing hunger relief with dignity, compassion and education to people in need. Harvest Hope is a non-profit organization with food banks in Columbia, Florence and Greenville, SC. For more information, please visit www.harvesthope.org.
Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) exist to protect the family farmer through education and retail market expansion while relieving hunger in the farmer’s community. F.A.R.M.S.’S goals are to increase economic opportunities for farmers and landowners and to provide educational workshops to farmers and youth. For more information, please visit http://www.30000acres.org/.