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On Monday, October 31, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University will kick-off  the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Food Drive in a coordinated effort to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and Golden Harvest Food Bank, tackling hunger in their communities.  The winner of this match-up will be announced at the Clemson vs. Carolina football game on November 26.

The University that raises the most donations in non-perishable foods by November 21 will earn a point for their school towards the 2016-17 Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series standings. Collected food donations between the two schools will be measured in pounds, and money donated will be converted to a number of pounds via an equation used by Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest.

In South Carolina, one in six South Carolina families struggles to find where the next meal will come from, and one in four children will go to bed hungry every night. By participating in the Palmetto Series Food Drive, Gamecock and Clemson fans alike will come together to fight the statewide battle of food insecurities and support Harvest Hope and Golden Harvest.

To participate in the food drive, South Carolinians are invited to donate canned goods at participating Bi-LO stores:

  • BI-LO 5270 (2901 S Main St, Anderson, SC)
  • BI-LO 5277 (1704 E Greenville St, Anderson, SC)
  • BI-LO 5709 (4405 Hwy 24, Anderson, SC)
  • BI-LO 5539 (501 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC)
  • BI-LO 5282 (4464 Devine St, Columbia, SC)
  • BI-LO 5615 (2349 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC)
  • BI-LO 5723 (300 Knox Abbot Dr., Cayce, SC)
  • BI-LO 5578 (2453 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC)

Gamecock and Tiger fans can also visit any of the on-campus collection points at the two Universities.

Carolina’s on-campus collection points include:

  • 650 Lincoln
  • Patterson Hall
  • Russell House
  • Strom
  • Columbia Hall
  • Capstone
  • South Quad
  • West Quad
  • East Quad
  • Bates
  • Bates West
  • Fraternity/sorority houses (16)
  • Rice
  • Dodie Enrichment Center
  • Coliseum

Clemson’s on-campus collection points include:

  • Cooper Library
  • Vickery Hall
  • Hendrix Student Center
  • Edgar Brown Student Union
  • Brackett Hall
  • Redfern Health Center
  • McFadden Athletic Department
  • Daniel Hall
  • Fike Recreation
  • Edwards Hall
  • Lightsey Bridge Commons Area
  • Sirrine Hall

To donate $10, Gamecock fans can text HHFB Cocks to 501501 – and Clemson fans can text HHFB Tigers to 501501.

For additional program details and/or to donate online, please visit http://www.scfoodbankassociation.org/palmetto-series.