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Help Fight Hunger, Support Clemson in the Palmetto Series Food Drive

Help Fight Hunger, Support Clemson in the Palmetto Series Food Drive

Dear Clemson Family!

My name is Abby Jones and I am a senior health science major. I am an attacking center midfielder on the women’s soccer team here at Clemson. I am writing you today to ask for your help with our initiative, the Palmetto Series Food Drive. Please join me in taking a stand to fight the battle of hunger and putting an end to the food insecurities across the state of South Carolina.

I started this campaign last year as I saw a group of people struggling and knew I could aid by using the platform God has put in front of me, of being a student-athlete, as an opportunity to serve those in our community and give back. With one in four children going to bed hungry every night, we can make a difference. Being a part of the SC Department of Agriculture’s Palmetto Series, this food drive is a competition between Clemson University and University of South Carolina for which institution can raise the most donations for our local food banks – Harvest Hope Food Bank and Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Together, last year, we were able to raise almost 200,000 meals to support those in need, but I think we can collect even more canned foods in this year’s campaign. The efforts will lead up to the Clemson- South Carolina football game where the winner will be revealed.

As we are set to begin Oct. 31, I am asking you, Clemson Family, to get ready to give, because I believe Clemson Can! make a difference, one can at a time. Are you All In?

Here’s how YOU can contribute, from Oct. 31-Nov. 21:

  • Donate canned foods at the following local BI-LO stores in Anderson and Clemson
    • 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)
  • Donate canned foods at bins located across the Clemson campus
  • Visit and click ‘EVENTS’ for more program details and/or to donate online.
  • Text HHFB Tigers to 501501 to make a $10 donation

Go Tigers!Abby Jones