Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has donated $1,215 to assist Harvest Hope Food Bank in
meeting the needs of hungry people in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of
The contribution was spearheaded by Rotarian Ione Cockrell, following a visit by Harvest Hope
CEO Denise Holland, recent guest speaker at a weekly club meeting. Rotarians also helped pack
food boxes earmarked for families – a volunteer project organized by club member Chip Hardy.
Harvest Hope began as a Columbia-area undertaking in 1981. Since then it has expanded to give
food, comfort and hope to those affected by poverty and hunger across 20 counties. The food
bank partners with nearly 500 member non-profit agencies. It distributed over 28 million pounds
of food last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week.
Present for the check presentation were (from left) club president Scott Wallinger, Ione Cockrell,
Denise Holland and Chip Hardy.