Local Food Banks Partner with Area Chick-Fil-A’s to Fill A Truck

Lowcountry Food Bank and Harvest Hope Food Bank are partnering with local Chick-Fil-A’s for the 3rd annual Fill A Truck Food Drive on September 27th, 2013 from 7am-3pm. All customers who bring four non-perishable food items to a Chick-fil-A in Horry, Georgetown, and Florence counties will receive a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.

Donations will be used to “fill a truck” as the food will be loaded then delivered to The Lowcountry Food Bank in Myrtle Beachand Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence. Together, the food banks serve over 480,000 food-insecure individuals in the Grand StrandandPee Dee. This food drive comes at a critical time- it is a timely kickoff to the fall food drive season when the community’s thoughts turn to feeding their neighbors and they look for ways to get involved. It also occurs at the end of Hunger Action Month, where during September all Feeding America network food banks work together to raise awareness of hunger in their communities. 

Last year, thanks to the generosity of area Chick-fil-A’s and the surrounding community, the Fill A Truck food drive collected over 1,060 pounds of food to be distributed throughout the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas. 

About Lowcountry Food Bank: The Lowcountry Food Bank works to feed the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing healthy food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor. The Lowcountry Food Bank distributes over 19 million pounds of food annually in its ten county service area. In 2012, the Lowcountry Food Bank distributed over 4.25 million pounds of food in Horry andGeorgetown counties. 

About Harvest Hope Food Bank: The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. Harvest Hope provided over 6.5 million pounds of food to hungry individuals and families in the Pee Dee last year to over 227,000 families.