Food Bank’s Halloween Campaign Breaks Record This Year

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – The Golden Harvest Food Bank’s “Scary To Be Hungry” campaign had its most productive year ever this Halloween season.

The food bank launches the campaign each October, with local businesses, neighborhoods, organizations, and volunteers helping to raise food and funds to spur hunger in the community.

This year, the campaign generated more than $ 230,000, exceeding the goal of $ 200,000. The campaign raised more than 50,000 pounds of food. Donations collected are expected to provide more than 690,000 meals.

For 29 years, the campaign has been a way for the community to work closely with the food bank.

One of the challenges facing Golden Harvest is the increase in hunger resulting from the pandemic. According to Feeding America projections, 1 in 7 people in the 11,000-square-mile food bank service area are currently experiencing hunger.

Funds generated by “It’s Scary To Be Hungry” will be used to help fill the lack of meals in the food bank service area.

“We are incredibly lucky and grateful to have such a wonderful network of dedicated people,” said Amy Brietmann, President and CEO of Golden Harvest.

Richmond County Business Winners:

  • # 1 for Small Business: WFXG Fox 54 and Bailey’s Comfort Services
  • First place for medium-sized businesses: TaxSlayer
  • First place for large companies: rural supply

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