For the second year in a row, JK Harris employees participated in a food drive to help local charity, Helping Hands of Goose Creek. Helping Hands is a local food pantry that provides emergency food to families in crisis situations. All families are assessed to determine if they meet the requirements of emergency aid.
Over the recent months, the charity has seen donations drop while demand has increased.Helping Hands is located in Berkeley County, which currently has the highest unemployment rate in South Carolina at over 12%.
Last year, JK Harris held its first food drive for the charity and donated 378 pounds of food. This year, the goal was to exceed that number.
Executive director Michelle Maynard was very happy and more than a little emotional when she called to let us know late last week that JK Harris’ donations weighed in at 591 pounds this year. She was thrilled she would be able to provide all of her families with a holiday turkey this year.
A big thank you goes out to our generous employees at JK Harris.
If you would like more information on Helping Hands of Goose Creek, visit their website at www.helpinghandsofgoosecreek.net.