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“Let’s knock out hunger.”
Greenwood County Councilman Robbie Templeton punched a boxing-gloved hand into his palm Tuesday night as he announced the kickoff of the annual “food fight” — the annual Greenwood city/county food drive.
Running from Tuesday through Feb. 12, this annual friendly competition pits both municipal governments against each other in a fight for the coveted “can of corn” trophy. Each government’s staff will promote the food drive, and donations will be weighed on Feb. 12 to decide a winner.
The donated items are then given to the Food Bank of Greenwood County, which runs the soup kitchen, and the Greater Greenwood United Ministry.
For the county, Templeton said people can drop off donations of canned and non-perishable foods at the Greenwood County Library’s circulation desk, the county treasurer and public works lobbies and at fire station 40 at 4410 Main St., Hodges and station 50 at 125 Willard Road, Greenwood. Additionally, all Carolina Health Centers locations in Greenwood County are accepting donations on the county’s behalf, as are all local Countybank branches.
To donate on behalf of the City of Greenwood, donate at city hall at 520 Monument St., or at any of the city’s three fire stations, at 909 S. Main St., 1213 Grace St. and 102 Jenkins Springs Road.