WIS partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank for Year of the Veteran Food Drive

WIS partners with Harvest Hope Food Bank for Year of the Veteran Food Drive
Donations can be dropped off at these locations on Monday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - As we continue our Year of the Veteran initiative, WIS is partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank to hold the Year of the Veteran Food Drive.

Last year, more than 1,100 military-affiliated personnel were served each month by Harvest Hope. This year, the goal is to serve even more.

Donations should be shelf-stable foods such as:

  • Peanut butter
  • Ramen noodles
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Pop-top cans (soup, ravioli, pork and beans, vegetables)
  • Canned meats with pop tops or meats in a pouch (Vienna sausages, Spam, tuna, chicken)
  • Rice
  • Black beans or kidney beans
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Toiletries (baby diapers, baby wipes, maxi-pads, hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash)
  • Paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper)

Monetary donations will also be accepted. Those who wish to donate are asked to bring the following Rush’s locations:

  • West Columbia - 2332 Sunset Boulevard
  • Columbia - 7406 Garners Ferry Road
  • Lexington - 5101 Sunset Boulevard

Rush’s is offering a free sandwich to anyone who donates 3 cans/items or more. However, they have to purchase fries and a drink. This offer can only be used on Monday. The offer is not valid on drive-thru orders.

The food drive will take place Monday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at those three locations.

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