The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is proud to announce the first designated donation site for Harvest Hope Food Bank at the South Carolina Farmer’s Market.

Harvest Hope now has a stall space at the South Carolina Farmer’s Market at 3483 Charleston Highway in West Columbia and has begun collecting donations of fresh produce from local farmers and wholesale warehouses. 

Product may be delivered by market vendors and visitors at the designated SCDA farmers shed stall each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Harvest Hope will collect the product between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on those two days.

The area designated for pick up and delivery will depend on the season and time of the year. Signs will be posted directing delivery of donations.

In addition to stall space, the SCDA will provide pallets, and the use of a forklift to load product onto Harvest Hope’s truck.

Harvest Hope has always been about neighbors helping neighbors. In 1981, a group of concerned citizens organized an Emergency Food Box distribution program to help the hungry in the Columbia community.