A food drive by Shaw AREVA MOX Services and its employees yielded 9,400 pounds of food and more than $15,000 that was donated this week to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
The food drive was held during August and early September at buildings throughout the National Nuclear Security Administration’s MOX project at Savannah River Site. The theme for the project’s campaign was MOX Can Do.
The donated money was twice the amount raised in a similar campaign last year.
The MOX project has collected more than 32,500 pounds of food and $27,800 for the food bank during the past three years in food drives.
The food bank provides food products to adults and children in 30 counties in South Carolina and Georgia, with local warehouses in Aiken and Augusta. About 26,100 people receive emergency food assistance weekly through partnerships with local organizations such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters for abused women and children, and senior citizen programs.
For every $1 donated, Golden Harvest can provide $7.88 worth of food.