For the First Time, Local Businesses Will Compete in this 25th Annual Food Drive
For the 25th consecutive year, Golden Harvest Food Bank is conducting the “It’s Spooky to be Hungry” food drive during the month of October.
But it’s the first time local businesses will square off to see who can raise the most.
Businesses will be able to participate through in-store donations and virtual food drives on the Golden Harvest website.
Businesses can donate through Oct. 27. The drive spans Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.
The event relies on thousands of volunteers to collect food and funds, serve the one in five people and one in four children in the Augusta area who face hunger, and to spread the word about the drive.
In 2016, It’s Spooky to be Hungry raised more than 244,000 meals.
Volunteer opportunities include being a neighborhood representative for the drive, volunteering on collection days in October, donating non-perishable food items, and making monetary donations.