Serves: Abbeville, Allendale, Aiken, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, and Pickens counties.
Golden Harvest Food Bank was founded in 1982 and operates three warehouse distribution sites (Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and Liberty, SC). Through more than 254,000 family visits in FY2007, Golden Harvest Food Bank distributed more than 10.2 million pounds of food. Golden Harvest is a locally-supported, nonprofit, charitable food distribution center that provides grocery products to the hungry through a network of partner agencies and, faith-based ministries. In 2007, our service area grew to 30 counties within Georgia and South Carolina. Golden Harvest distributes food and supplies to more than 530 partner agencies, including: soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters for abused women and children, and other nonprofit charities such as day care centers, senior citizens programs, and group homes for the disabled. Golden Harvest is volunteer-driven organization, from its Board of Directors to its food sorters. People from all over the Community offer their time to sort canned goods and prepare food for distribution. Our goal is to make sure everyone in our area is aware of the problem of hunger and understands that the only cure for hunger is food.