Harvest Hope is a local food pantry in South Carolina and is established to help feed the hungry. The pantry has programs established to help those in the local area that are in need due to hunger, special needs, and /or are low-income families.
Harvest Hope is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to end local hunger due to community involvement. The economic situations for many local South Carolinians are grim. One in four children under the age of 5 in South Carolina go to bed hungry. Ninety-eight cents of every dollar donates to Harvest Hope goes directly to helping feed hungry families. Harvest Hope can feed a family for a week for only fifteen dollars. (www.harvesthope.org)
The special needs of senior citizens and children are especially important to Harvest Hope. Senior citizens have needs for extra nutrition due to weakening immune systems. Children learn better when they are not hungry, are happier in general, able to concentrate more, and better behaved. “….the child experiencing hunger will often feel embarrassed and ashamed, and will not fully interact with peers or may have negative interactions such as fighting or stealing. The child could be socially isolated because he has likely fallen behind academically and may be older than fellow students or may be referred to special classes for remediation. The hungry child may exhibit signs of stress and anxiety not commonly seen in children.” (Agnew, 2011)
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/216940-the-effects-of-hunger-on-children/#ixzz2BwbRVyUh
They need nutrition to help them grow into healthy adults.
Harvest Hope caters to all those that suffer from hunger. Whether they be of low-income families or have no income at all. The Greenville, South Carolina branch of Harvest Hope served 10,998 senior citizens last year alone. Harvest Hope’s food banks serve 20 counties in central South Carolina. [ (www.harvesthope.org) ]
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