It’s Spooky to Be Hungry event helps Golden Harvest Food Bank

Hunger is scary for families, seniors and children in need in the Augusta area.

For 31 years, neighborhoods, businesses, organizations and volunteers have linked arms with Golden Harvest Food Bank to scare away hunger through the It’s Spooky to Be Hungry Drive, according to the food bank.

Last year, the campaign brought in enough funds for more than 750,000 meals, making an incredible difference when the need was greater than ever before. Our goal this year is to raise 1,000,000 meals for neighbors in need, the It’s Spooky To Be Hungry website said.

“What started as a neighborhood food donation drive has evolved into a virtual drive that includes hundreds of businesses, schools, community groups, and churches across the CSRA — all united by a common cause to fill plates and hearts in our community,” it said.

Its virtual platform empowers donors to leverage the food bank’s buying power so that every $2 raised places five nutritious meals on the tables of our neighbors in need.

This year the campaign is receiving an added boost.

Local philanthropists Rob and Pam Johnston have pledged to match every donation made to this year’s campaign going forward, up to $100,000. This means every dollar donated will be doubled. For every $2 donated, 10 meals will be provided to children, seniors and families experiencing hunger in the area.

To learn more or donate, go here.

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