CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank dies after battling illness

Updated: Jan. 6, 2021 at 9:47 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - After a long battle with her illness, Wendy Broderick, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank, passed away on January 4.

The organization made the announcement on January 5, praising Broderick’s leadership and her commitment to the communities that she served. The cause of her death is unknown.

The organization’s Board Chair, John Welsh says that Broderick kept her diagnosis private in order to focus on the mission of Harvest Hope.

Under Broderick’s leadership, Harvest Hope was able to provide more than 26 million meals to those in across the Midlands, Pee Dee and Upstate areas in South Carolina during its last fiscal year.

Broderick’s dedication to the food bank was only strengthened during the covid-19 pandemic as the needs of the communities that she served were heightened.

As a tribute to her legacy, Harvest Hope has set up a special Wendy Broderick Memorial Fund where those who wish can donate to honor Broderick’s contributions to the community that she served and help to continue her generous efforts.

Welsh says that the organization will begin the process to identify a new CEO later this month.

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