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S.C. Farmers support food bank

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in News, Local News

S.C. Farmers support food bank
S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers and representatives from Titan Farms met with Harvest Hope Food Bank Florence location Director Nicole Echols during a recent visit.

Thanks to a charitable effort spearheaded by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the nonprofit South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, area food banks will receive about $350,000 in produce grown by South Carolina farmers – roughly 300,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables.

Launched two weeks ago, the Farmers to Food Banks effort raised money to help families and farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCDA and Advocates for Agriculture selected nine distributors to participate, including Titan Peach Farms, based in Ridge Spring. Titan Farms will create 4,500 twenty-pound boxes of fruits and vegetables for distribution by Harvest Hope Food Bank in the Pee Dee region, teaming up with neighboring farms to supply what it doesn’t grow itself.

“Thanks to Titan Farms and Harvest Hope Food Bank for helping make our Farmers to Food Banks program a success,” Harvest Hope Food Bank officials stated in a Facebook post.

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