It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® collects food and funds in neighborhoods and business districts throughout the CSRA to help feed hungry families. Golden Harvest Food Bank’s largest annual food drive, It’s Spooky To Be Hungry®  relies on thousands of volunteers to get the word out, collect food and funds, and serve those who are struggling to get enough food to eat.

Without this food drive, Golden Harvest could not do the work of feeding the hungry in our area. Last year alone, Spooky raised enough food and funds to feed almost 20,000 families… enough for 300,000 total meals!


Interested in getting involved? E-mail us at spookyvolunteer@goldenharvest.org and give us your contact information and address, and we will let you know if It’s Spooky To Be Hungry® needs volunteers in your neighborhood. Check out photos from last year’s Spooky Volunteer awesomeness last year:

Donate Food and Funds

There are so many ways to contribute to feeding local families through It’s Spooky To Be Hungry®. We aim to make it fun and easy to participate. You can:

  • Donate during your neighborhood’s collection. Check back in September for a full list of participating neighborhoods to find out if your neighborhood is collecting!


  • Find a Community Drop Off site to make a donation. If you’re neighborhood isn’t collecting but you want to donate, no worries! We partner with over 50 local businesses and organizations to collect food & funds, and you can bring your donation in to any one of these locations. Check back in September for a full list of 2016 Community Drop Off Sites.


  • Donate online here. Every dollar donated provides more than $9 worth of food to the hungry.


  • Drop off your donation at our Golden Harvest Food Bank locations in Augusta or Aiken.


Augusta Distribution Center
3310 Commerce Dr.
Augusta, GA 30909

Aiken Distribution Center
81 Capital Dr.
Aiken, SC 29803

Collection Dates

Aiken County – October 22, 2016
Columbia County – October 29, 2016
Richmond County – October 22, 2016

Spooky Captain Resources

For all you amazing people who volunteer your time as Spooky Captains each year- thank you so much! This much-needed food drive could never happen without you. Here are a few time-saving resources for you to use:

Spooky Captain Guide 2016