Callison Tighe again reaches out to Harvest Hope
This year, though, the firm is not only donating money. Attorneys and staff for the firm packed 150 food boxes that will be distributed to area families.
It’s part of Harvest Hope’s new Pack2Feed program. Callison Tighe’s contribution alone paid for 5,000 boxes and enough nonperishable food staples to pack 1,000 of them. The food bank will deliver food and boxes to other business, churches and civic groups that donate $1,500, allowing the groups to assemble the boxes at the time and location of their choice.
“Back when the economy was really struggling, we cancelled our annual holiday gathering and made our first contribution to Harvest Hope,” Callison Tighe partner Rick Detwiler said. “Since then it has become a tradition for us to support those who are most vulnerable in our community in this way. This year, we wanted to be more hands-on in our support of the great work done by Harvest Hope.”
Harvest Hope serves 38,000 people a week across 20 South Carolina counties, through a network of 400 agencies that help people who are struggling with their health or finances, as well as families with children and the elderly. “More than 2 million people each year will not be faced with the choice between buying milk and buying medicine for their children because of the work of Harvest Hope,” Detwiler said.
The organization also serves as South Carolina’s primary disaster relief and emergency feeding organization, providing food throughout the state in areas struck by catastrophes ranging from severe storms to fires.
“The ways Harvest Hope has touched our community for the past 30 years is just incredible,” Detwiler said. “South Carolina continues to struggle with chronic unemployment and underemployment. It is Harvest Hope that is there, year after year, providing a lifeline of basic sustenance. A quarter of the children in our state still struggle with hunger, so there is much work still to be done. We are proud to be a small part of this effort.”
Harvest Hope Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Beginning in 1981 as an emergency food box program, Harvest Hope is now a regional distribution program in 20 counties in central South Carolina.
To make a donation to Harvest Hope, go to http://www.harvesthope.org/ and click on “Donate Today,” or call (803) 254-4432.