Border to Border Hunger Challenge Feeds the Hungry Across SC | Community Spirit
On Monday, June 25 at 11:00 am at 2220 Shop Road, Harvest Hope Food Bank will announce the completion of the Border to Border Hunger Challenge sponsored by Wells Fargo. The Border to Border Hunger Challenge is a statewide matching campaign to help the South Carolina Food Bank Association (SCFBA) raise funds to feed hungry families across the entire state.
The Border to Border Hunger Challenge was a statewide donation matching campaign that took place from May 14 to June 15 with a goal of $150,000 to help South Carolina’s four food banks provide for hungry people. Wells Fargo agreed to match donations made to our state’s four food banks one to one once they collectively raise $150,000.
"The citizens of South Carolina are generous people who really care about those struggling in our communities across the state," said Holt Chetwood, Midlands Market President for Wells Fargo. “We want to thank those who supported the Border to Border Hunger Challenge. This initiative proves that a lot of good can be done when we come together."
During the one month Border to Border campaign the four food banks in the SCFBA (Golden Harvest Food Bank, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina) raised a total of $406,103 in donations. Combined with the $150,000 from Wells Fargo the total for the campaign came to $556,103 which will provide the SCFBA members the resources to distribute more than 2,780,500 meals. On Monday, June 25 Wells Fargo volunteers will load boxes of food into a Harvest Hope delivery truck to represent the meals that will benefit hungry families throughout South Carolina.