HGTC Partners with Food Lion Feeds to Stock Pantry
(left to right) Woody Lewis, Maintenance; Lenny Colletta, Maintenance; Emma Haselden, Food Lion Employee - Myrtle Ridge Shopping Center; Monica Ramsey, Human Resources; Robert Broughman, Maintenance; and Kenny Richardson, Maintenance.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) recently partnered with the Food Lion store on Highway 544 in Myrtle Ridge Shopping Center to stock the shelves of HGTC Pantry locations. Over 700 Food Lion Feeds food boxes were donated with a mission to end food insecurity among members of the HGTC community. Each Food Lion Feeds box received is valued at $6 and provides enough food for two meals.
“We are grateful for our friends and generous partners at Food Lion Feeds who care about the overall wellbeing of our HGTC community. The donation, including hundreds of food boxes, was appreciated, especially by those who may have been concerned about the source of their next meals. It was a heartwarming gesture to come together and support our collective efforts,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President.
Food Lion Feeds was founded in 2014 by Food Lion to address food insecurity in the towns and cities it serves. It sponsors the annual apple bag and citrus bag campaigns as well as this Holidays Without Hunger food box campaign.
“HGTC employees are an awesome group to work with, especially on special projects like this. With similar missions for helping others, we were very pleased to make the unique connection at this time of year. We could not be happier about making the donation and helping HGTC provide needs for students and employees through the HGTC Pantry,” said Emma Haselden, Food Lion Associate, Myrtle Ridge Shopping Center on Highway 544.
All three HGTC campuses have an HGTC Pantry to provide non-perishable food and personal care items to meet the needs of current students and HGTC employees free and confidentially. The HGTC Pantry also provides links and information on additional resources offered within the HGTC community and surrounding community to ensure access to healthy food and personal care, community education and advocacy that leads to self-sufficiency and a brighter tomorrow.
Donations can be dropped off in the donation boxes located throughout each of the three campuses. Items may also be delivered to the HGTC Human Resources Office in Building 200 on the Conway Campus. To make a financial donation in person, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate through Amazon Wish List, visit hgtc.edu/pantry-donate.