Duke Energy joined Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence Thursday, November 3rd to “Pack the Pantry” and kick off a month-long campaign to support organizations in South Carolina that address food insecurities and inequities across the state.
In addition to purchasing the food that volunteers packed, Thursday’s event also included a $100,000 grant to Harvest Hope to help expand mobile food pantries to those in the most rural areas of the Pee Dee.
Duke Energy’s month-long initiative will provide over $325,000 to more than 40 feeding programs leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday and culminated with the final surprise grant announcements on Giving Tuesday.
“Every community in South Carolina is home to families who face hunger,” said Mike Callahan, Duke Energy South Carolina state president. “The statistics are startling – nearly 500,000 of our friends and neighbors lack consistent access to high-quality meals, and 1 in 7 of those are children.”
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