One month, 29,216 pounds of food
Canned food collected for Loaves & Fishes helps stock agencies’ shelves for the New Year.
GREENVILLE, SC (December 5, 2018) — Over 29,000 pounds of canned goods and boxed foods were collected during the month of November for Loaves & Fishes’ Feed the Thousands campaign. Twenty-two local businesses, churches and schools collected the much-needed items for the food rescue agency. The results of their combined efforts yielded an impressive 29,216 pounds of non-perishable food. Primrose Academy at Five Forks collected the most of all the donors with 2,000 pounds. “At Primrose, we pride ourselves on helping children become active members in their community and our world. Each day we teach generosity and how to be kind to one another, without expectation or reward.”
Green Cloud Technologies was a close second this year with 1,250 pounds of food donated in November. “We are, of course, thankful for our employees’ donations to the Loaves & Fishes canned food drive,” said Green Cloud Technologies’ CEO, Keith Coker, “but more than that, we are happy to know our contributions will bring nourishment to so many families within our Greenville community.”
The shelf stable canned and boxed foods will provide food for those in need well into the New Year. Martha O’Neal of the Greer Soup Kitchen remarked, “Any food drive impacts us for months but the peanut butter and chicken stock we received today are staples people just don’t think about.” O’Neal went on to say that the food provided from the Feed the Thousands campaign will help stock the soup kitchen’s shelves until Mother’s Day.
About Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger in Greenville County through rescuing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to nearly 100 partner organizations for distribution to those in need. Founded in 1991, we serve as a vital conduit through which businesses can contribute to the community in a meaningful way and surplus food can be maximized. Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity among our neighbors by working to ensure no good food goes to waste. For more information, please call 864-232-3595 or visit www.loavesandfishesgreenville.org.