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Grocer gives $15K as youths plan 1-day drive for region’s food bank

Volunteers work during a recent Golden Harvest Food Bank contactless distribution event in Aiken.
Volunteers work during a recent Golden Harvest Food Bank contactless distribution event in Aiken.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 11:43 AM EDT
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Thirty of Columbia County’s rising young leaders will join Golden Harvest Food Bank to collect food and cash donations to feed the hungry.

The collection by Youth Leadership Columbia County will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at:

  • Golden Harvest Food Bank warehouse, Gordon Highway and North Leg Road
  • Warren Baptist Church, Washington and Furys Ferry roads
  • Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road
  • Riverwood Plantation’s Barn Pavilion
  • First Baptist Church of Evans, Washington and Belair roads
  • St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road

You can also visit https://virtualdrive.goldenharvest.org/ccyleadership to make a donation. The goal of the effort sponsored by Murphy Auto Group is to raise $125,000 and collect 10,000 pounds of food.

The campaign comes on the heels of an announcement Friday by Food Lion that it will donate $15,000 donation to the regional food bank. The money in the form of gift cards will support the food bank’s child feeding programs and is part of a new campaign aimed to help support kids and families impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Food Lion donated more than $3.1 million to food bank partners.

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