Thank You D50 Students

Each and every year, the students of Greenwood School District 50 go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. When many students across the country were planning their summer vacations, D50 students were conducting the largest food drive of all time! Aware that food donations are historically low during the summer months, D50 students ensured our oganization had enough food to feed those in need Greenwood County. Because of your generosity, we had more than enough to feed everyone this summer! You ROCK!!!

Participating Schools

Brewer Middle School – 333 lbs.

Early Childhood Education Center – 309 lbs.

Emerald High School – 803 lbs.

Greenwood High School – 536 lbs.

Lakeview Elementary School – 993 lbs.

Pinecrest & Mathews Elementary Schools – 117 lbs.

Rice Elementary School – 2,251 lbs.

Springfield Elementary School – 405 lbs.

Total donated – 5,747 lbs. of food!

 

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Two young men give back to Greenwood County

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Landen and Nehemiahus Wardlaw made a donation to the Food Bank of Greenwood County.

It’s the Monday after Easter and it’s a business morning at the Food Bank of Greenwood County.

We’ve already sent the truck out to our mobile site in Coronaca and we’re working around the warehouse to get ready to distribute food.  That’s when we got this surprise.

Landen and Nehemiahus Wardlaw stopped by the Food Bank to make a donation.  We love donations.  Donations help us to address food insecurity in Greenwood County.

But, here’s where their donation was different.

These two young men decided to start a lemonade stand.  It’s not an easy job to get your business off the ground, but the two made a profit.

And, when they made this profit, they decided to share some of it with others.  So, Landen and Nehemiahus decided to help their community and they donated a portion of their earnings to the Food Bank of Greenwood County.

Thank you for the amazing gift and thanks for helping to make it a memorable Monday at the Food Bank!

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Ways to give to the Food Bank of Greenwood County

The Food Bank of Greenwood County greatly appreciates the amazing contributions of our friends, volunteers and partners in our mission of addressing food insecurity in Greenwood County.

If you would like to be involved with the Food Bank of Greenwood County, here are some ways:

  • Volunteer.  Our volunteers help us to meet the needs of our clients.  Volunteers serve in a number of ways including distribution, warehouse work and picking up donations.  If you are interested in giving your time as a volunteer, read more about it by clicking here.
  • Food donation.  The Food Bank happily accepts donations of canned food, produce, etc. These donations help us to be able to help our clients.  Food donations may be delivered to the Food Bank on Mondays through Thursdays between 10 AM and 3 PM.  If you are making a large donation of food, we can arrange for pick up at your site as we are available.
  • Monetary donation.  When you make a monetary donation, we pool it with other donations and stretch your gift even farther by buying food in bulk.  In addition, your monetary donations assist us in meeting the needs of our programs. If you wish to make a monetary donation, click here for more details.
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Sowing Seeds for a healthier you

sowingseedsAre you living on a fixed income?  Is your car in the shop?  Having issues affording groceries because of expected bills and emergencies?

Then, Sowing Seeds is the perfect program for you.  This effort of the Food Bank of Greenwood County is dedicated to help get you through those hard times.

What’s even better is that you only pay $1.50 for one person up to $5 for a family of four or more.

With that investment you are making, you will receive fresh milk, eggs, bread and canned goods to help you remain healthy during even the toughest of times.

The Sowing Seeds program is each Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Food Bank of Greenwood County.

To participate in the program, you will need a photo ID, proof of Greenwood County residency, and proof of household income and size.  In addition, you will need to meet the income guidelines.

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