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Lowes Foods donates food to Harvest Hope to help SC evacuees

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Lowes Foods, which recently opened its first store in the Upstate, is helping feed evacuees taking shelter in South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Matthew.  According to a news release, the supermarket will deliver 42,600 pounds of food and bottled water to the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Greenville on Thursday.

“We contacted Harvest Hope and discovered that the greatest anticipated needs, at least in the immediate future, are for large cans of food to serve groups in shelters and smaller pull-top cans to assist people in homes without electricity.  Harvest Hope also anticipates a tremendous demand for bottled water,” Lowes Foods president Tim Lowe said.  “Our Lowes Foods Hosts and our partners at MDI worked very hard during the day on Wednesday to quickly prepare a large quantity of food and water for delivery to help the Greenville evacuation efforts.”

Lowe said donated items include cans of vegetables and ready-to-eat food, granola bars and bottle.

“Our friends in the Greenville area have been incredibly welcoming to all of us at Lowes Foods since we opened in Greer less than two weeks ago.  As a new neighbor, we want to do our part but know that this may be the first step in what may be a prolonged relief effort,” Lowe said.  “If the storm lives up to what forecasters think it may be, there will be a need for additional supplies of food and water.  We’re all going to need to work together to get the job done.”

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