Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Food Drive underway

(WSPA) – The third annual Palmetto Series Food Drive continues through Nov. 20.

The drive is part of the 2017-18 Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series with the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. The team that collects the most canned goods for participating food banks wins a point towards the series.

The winner of the drive will be announced Nov. 25 at the Palmetto Bowl when Clemson takes on USC.

Organizers say the food drive benefits the hungry in South Carolina, where one in six people and one in four children sometimes struggle to find enough food to eat.

Donations can be dropped off at the following Bi-Lo stores in Anderson County:

  • 501 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, S.C.
  • 7709 Hwy. 76, Pendleton, S.C.
  • 4405 Hwy. 24, Anderson, S.C.
  • 1706 E. Greenville St., Anderson, S.C.

Tiger and Gamecock fans alike can earn a win for their team and fight hunger.

Clemson fans can text “HHFB TIGERS” to 501501, making food donations at sites on campus and bringing five nonperishable food items to home football game tailgates.

Organizers said Gamecock fans can text HHFB Cocks to 501501 to donate $10.

In the Midlands the community is invited to donate canned goods at the following participating stores:

  • BI-LO 5282 (4464 Devine St, Columbia, SC)
  • BI-LO 5615 (2349 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC)
  • BI-LO 5723 (300 Knox Abbot Dr., Cayce, SC)
  • BI-LO 5578 (2453 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC)

Donations can also be made at any of the on-campus collection points including:

  • 650 Lincoln
  • Patterson Hall
  • Russell House
  • Strom
  • Columbia Hall
  • Capstone
  • South Quad
  • West Quad
  • East Quad
  • Bates
  • Bates West
  • Fraternity/sorority houses (16)
  • Rice
  • Dodie Enrichment Center
  • Coliseum

To donate online visit http://donate.harvesthope.org/pages/palmetto-series.

For more information visit www.palmettoseries.com.

You can connect online with the Palmetto Series on Facebook (/PalmettoSeries), Twitter (@PalmettoSeries) and Instagram (@PalmettoSeries).

Local businesses are also welcome to join in the food drive. Those who wish to participate are asked to contact Melissa Brown at mbrown@goldenharvest.org.