Local Midlands Police Departments, including the Columbia Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and Forest Acres Police Department, in partnership with Serve & Connect, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and the SC Police Chief’s Association, donated over 3,000 lbs. of food and supplies and 10 pallets of water to those affected by flooding from Hurricane Florence.
In recent weeks, one of Harvest Hope’s partners, Serve & Connect, hosted disaster relief drives at multiple law enforcement offices around South Carolina. The items collected will be placed into disaster boxes and distributed to community members in the counties affected most by the storm.
“We are thankful for our partners such as Serve & Connect,” says Keith Ferrell, Interim CEO for Harvest Hope Food Bank. “We had a need for supplies to help our neighbors in eastern South Carolina, and with the help of the Columbia Police Department and Serve & Connect, we are going to put a smile on a lot of faces.”
“These donations reflect a joint effort of law enforcement and the community to help people in need and show us what is possible when we work together,” says Kassy Alia, CEO of Serve & Connect. “We are proud to work with our partners on raising resources for our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Florence.”
Since Hurricane Florence preparation began, Harvest Hope has served food, water and supplies worth a value of $1,151,012.25. Harvest Hope will continue to serve these disaster areas for months to come. If people wish to donate, they are encourage to visit www.harvesthope.org for more information.
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization serving people in need 20 counties in South Carolina. During times of disaster, Harvest Hope serves as the lead (coordinating) food bank in South Carolina. To learn more please visit harvesthope.org.