Lexington, SC – Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has invited the citizens of Lexington and the greater Midlands community to enjoy the upcoming 2nd Annual Bountiful Harvest event. It will be hosted by the Lexington Police Department through a partnership with law enforcement support organization Serve & Connect.
The event will take place at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex. That is located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington, South Carolina. It is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019. This is a day of giving designed for everyone. The Bountiful Harvest event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 8:00 p.m. that day
Local partners, businesses and organizations are working together to support the Bountiful Harvest event. They include the BI-LO Gives Foundation, Harvest Hope, Panera Bread, Mission Lexington, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, LaVie Pregnancy Care Center, The Courage Center, Habitat for Humanity, Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center, Lexington School District One's Food Service and Nutrition, the Scooter Scott Project and Lexington One’s Adult Education.
This is the second year for the Bountiful Harvest. This event was built off the incredible response to last year’s event. Over 350 people were feed with a sit-down meal through the day and food boxes that were given provided meals to over 6,400 people from fourteen different zip codes throughout the Midlands.
The purpose of the Bountiful Harvest event is several-fold. First, it provides a catered meal to encourage neighbors from across the community to sit together in fellowship face-to-face. A full Thanksgiving style meal will be provided throughout the day.
The BI-LO Gives Foundation will be providing turkeys and produce to the first 300 attendees. Harvest Hope will be giving out Greg’s Groceries to those in need for their Thanksgiving meal.
Community partners will have representatives at the event to provide information regarding the resources that they provide. Panera Bread will be sponsoring a sugar cookie decorating station and B106.7 will be providing radio support leading up to and during the event.
For those who would like to give, donations of canned foods, blankets, toiletries and personal items along with warm clothing, socks and winter hats can be brought to Mission Lexington on Harman Street, The Lexington Police Department will also begin their annual Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” toy collection campaign. They are asking that those who can donate new, unwrapped toys.
More information can be found on the Bountiful Harvest Facebook event page and updates will also be posted on the Lexington Police Department and Serve & Connect social media pages.