Thanks for help with food drive

On behalf of Golden Harvest Food Bank, we want to thank everyone in our wonderful community for the help and dedication that made the 2012 It’s Spooky to be Hungry food drive a success.

The Aiken community once again showed its caring and giving nature by contributing more than 20,000 pounds of food and more than $10,000. The food and funds will stay in Aiken to feed the hungry in our community. For every $1 donated, Golden Harvest can purchase $7 of food to help feed the hungry in our community.

During the holidays, food is a key part of what brings friends and families together. Because of Aiken’s help, many in our community will be able to experience the same nourishing fellowship we sometimes take for granted in our own lives.

A special thank you to Lisa Skinner, who served as the volunteer coordinator for Aiken and helped to organize our many team captains, without whom Spooky couldn’t happen. Thanks to all of the captains, the teams and the volunteers who gave their time, food and funds. And, as in years past, the Spooky drive relied heavily on the generous giving of time from local Girl Scouts.

Lastly, thank you to the Aiken Downtown Development Association. Downtown businesses came together as a neighborhood for the first time this year and teamed up to collect for Spooky and help the community.

Golden Harvest Food Bank’s slogan is “Feeding Lives Together.” As Aiken has shown once again, this is a team effort, and we are, indeed, feeding lives together.

Michael Gibbons

Chief Development Officer for S.C.

Millie Robinson

Events Coordinator