BI-LO sponsors hunger relief program to benefit food bank

PICKENS — In light of current economic conditions, many hunger relief organizations struggle with growing clientele bases and diminished contributions. With such a critical need in the community, BI-LO worked with members of the Pickens area to provide much-needed food for United Christian Ministries of Pickens County.

Monday, Nov. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 26, members of the Pickens community joined to help neighbors in need by making a donation to the BI-LO Hunger Relief program.  Each donation made helped provide items most requested by the food banks, such as macaroni & cheese, beans, soup, dry spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and tuna.

“United Christian Ministries (UCM) is very thankful for the long-standing relationship with our local BI-LO store in Pickens and BI-LO Charities. The generosity of the Pickens community and the promotion of the Hunger Relief program by BI-LO personnel made it possible for UCM to receive a tremendous amount of food that will further our ability to meet emergency food needs here in Pickens County” said Teresa Nash, UCM Director.

“Each year, BI-LO partners with local agencies to help families in need by donating  meal components to local food banks”, said BI-LO Charities Executive Director Carol Browning.  “Our customers tell us that it “just feels good to know we can make such a positive impact in Pickens County for just a small donation.”

This hunger drive directly feeds hundreds of families in Pickens County and BI-LO Charities like being part of such an important effort.”