For the fifth year in a row, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Tyson Foods have joined forces to help end hunger across the United States. The three companies donated 15,000 pounds of food equating to 12,500 meals to Harvest Hope Food Bank through a partnership with Feeding America. Food insecurity heightened throughout the pandemic, and Feeding America foodbanks like Harvest Hope struggled to keep up with demand.
Representatives from each of the organizations visited Harvest Hope to volunteer, deliver the donation, and tour the facility. As part of this partnership, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Tyson Foods donated 5,000 pounds of bread and 10,000 pounds of protein that will be given to individuals and families over the coming weeks.
“We are grateful to our corporate partners for this generous donation,” said Erinn Rowe, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. “The pandemic has put a strain on many families across our state, and this donation is going to help provide vital meals to our neighbors in need, especially as we enter the busy holiday season.”
Harvest Hope strives to transform lives in its communities by feeding the hungry, addressing food insecurity, and building a healthy and hopeful hunger-free tomorrow. As South Carolina’s largest food bank, Harvest Hope helps distribute over 22 million meals annually across 20 counties.
Through its partnerships and individual donations, Feeding America— the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States—provides food to millions of Americans through a network of 200-member food banks and 60,000 partner agencies.
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