Giving Guide

Harvest Hope Food Bank sponsored by Cool Care

2220 Shop Road

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803.254.4432

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Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration President and Co-Owner Teresa Wardlaw started an annual food drive in 2010 for Harvest Hope Food Bank with the theme “Give A Can, If You Can. Together We Can.” The drive happens between September and December each year. Cool Care’s technicians collect canned goods and nonperishable food items from their clients while servicing their homes and businesses.

Over the past 13 years, they have donated more than 3,000 pounds of food. In 2022, Cool Care also started collecting monetary donations. Approximately 97 percent of each dollar goes toward feeding those who are hungry. If you’d like to donate, please scan the QR code with your mobile phone. Teresa started the drive because hunger is a real issue in South Carolina. Check out these statistics provided by Harvest Hope Food Bank:

  12 percent of people in the Midlands are food insecure.

  1 in 10 people and 1 in 7 children face hunger every day.

  Every $1 donated equals 4 meals to someone in need.

  An estimated $243,334,000 more per year would be required to meet food needs in South Carolina.