It’s Spooky to Be Hungry drive collecting food in CSRA through October

October 5, 2018

Golden Harvest Food Bank’s It’s Spooky to Be Hungry food drive is back for the 26th year.

The annual food drive will run through the month October across the CSRA. Neighborhoods, businesses and schools will be participating in the drive to bring meals to the hungry.

“The wonderful thing about Spooky is that it all comes down to neighbors feeding neighbors,” said Special Events Manager Carrie Jones in a press release. “Each year, it grows because more people in the community want to show they care about feeding the hungry here in the CSRA.”

Spooky to be Hungry is Golden Harvest’s largest food drive. Last year, the organization collected enough donations for over 262,000 meals for those in need.

Golden Harvest is encouraging people to donate healthy, non-perishable food items as part of its Healthy Plate program. This includes things like whole grain pasta, low-sodium canned vegetables, nuts, peanut butter and canned soup.

People can also get involved by making monetary donations or by volunteering on collection day in October. Collection day for neighborhood donation sites in Aiken County will be Oct. 20.

If you do not live in a participating neighborhood but would like to donate, non-perishable food items can be taken to collection bins at participating businesses in Aiken County.

For a full list of participating neighborhoods in Aiken County, to make an online monetary donation or for more information, visit itsspookytobehungry.org.

Aiken businesses collecting donations

• Aiken Standard


• Anchor Rehab & Healthcare Center

• Autoneum Automotive

• Avara Pharmaceutical Services

• Brittany Downs

• Chick-fil-A (Aiken and North Augusta)

• Churchill Commons

• Community Medical Clinic of Aiken

• CPC (Aiken)

• Georgialina Physical Therapy (Aiken)

• Kendrick Paint and Body

• Security Federal

• The Pizza Joint


• Busy Bees Childcare & Preschool

• Georgialina Physical Therapy (North Augusta and Sweetwater)

• La Casa Esperanza

• Medac Inc.

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